Sounds like driving to meet friends and family could get a whole lot easier in the future.
Apple Maps on iOS 10 has a similar capability to help people find their parked vehicles however, users require a Bluetooth connection between their auto and iPhone.
To share your current location, open the side menu or tape the blue dot that represents where you are. From there, you can choose which friends you want to share your trip or real-time location with.
You can also share a driving or walking route if you're going from one place to another, and your friends will be able to see your progress on the map. Sharing will automatically end when you arrive at your destination.More news: Kintampo Waterfall Accident : Mahama Extends His Condolenses Victims Families
But Google Maps is Google Maps - it's got more than 1 billion active users. If you'd like to share your location with a friend or family member, that option is available as well. With more than a billion users, it's become a tool for local recommendations, real-time info on how busy a restaurant is, and a cheat sheet to remember where you parked your vehicle. If you've ever found yourself confounded by this annoying problem, you know what a drag it can be to start hunting around a vast parking lot, laden with. This move will allow you to share your location with anyone.
Google rolled out the feature on Android in 25 metro areas across the US.
The parking pin is part of a raft of new tools released as part of the Google Maps v9.49 beta, which should soon be released to the public. "The feature is much more biased towards temporary time sharing", says Jen Fitzpatrick, the Vice President of Google Maps, adding that it's the default option in the app.
Still, there are all kinds of potential privacy concerns that arise when you talk about real-time location sharing. The update gives people the option to share their real-time whereabouts, and their travel routes, with select contacts for a chosen time period, according to a blog post from Google Maps engineering manager Daniel Resnick.