Google Maps has finally made it possible to share your trips with friends, family, and colleagues in real-time on both iOS and Android. Now you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road while Google Maps updates the relevant parties on your whereabouts for you.
Once you’ve started the navigation, tap on the ˄ button to get to the “Share trip progress” option. This will let you share your live location, route, and ETA with all your favorite contacts. The update also allows for sharing across 3rd party apps like Facebook Messenger, Line, WhatsApp, and more—so you can communicate with friends on the platforms you prefer. Once your journey ends, you’ll automatically stop sharing your location. This also applies to all kinds of navigation, driving, walking, and cycling included.