Google helps in a lot of ways to ease the process of tracking. It enables one to share real-time location on one’s Map to an inner as well an outer circle with much ease. The consecutive sharing with relatives, friends, and co-workers is facilitated in a large way through the usage of Google Map Live Location. This advanced feature is embedded in both the modern age Android and IOS systems. In doing so, the privacy concerns are taken care of and Google ensures the safeguarding of one’s account details.
A new breakthrough by Google in the recent days, the formulation
of a brand new feature by the giant techie which involved sharing one’s current position was named as “Real-time” location
sharing. The feature which was initially a success with the social site of
Google called Google+ was later channelized to all the Google Maps users
worldwide. It is supposed to share your real-time position with others so
that your position can be easily tracked.
The launch of this new Real Time Live Location Sharing
feature was made official by the announcement in the teaser news in the year
2017. The techie giant Google had successfully introduced the brand new feature
as promised on the 27th of March of the same year and a parallel process of
‘being aware’ and ‘being unaware’ of this new feature started to spread among
various Google Map users around the world since then.
Working Of This New Feature:
1) Proper Usage of Google Maps, helps one find a ‘New flag’ in the
2) Properly Click on the required flag to facilitate proper
sharing of your live location.
3) To ensure the receiving of notification through a mail or a
message alert by the target receiver with whom the location is being shared
4) Click on the link provided in the notification mail or message,
so as to enter the Google Maps in order to facilitate the efficient sharing of
5) This, in turn, facilitates the instant sharing of one’s real-time
location through a proper notification alert in the form of a message or a
mail delivered to your registered email address with Google.
6) The target person and his target location to be traced can
finally be traced successfully.
7) Lastly, there’s also a time limit feature embedded in order to
regulate and set a particular time limit interval as to how long the location
of the target can be traced and tracked.
The Highlights Highlighted Out Of The Process:
1) In most cases, the default setting of timing is either
perceived as ‘one hour’ or ‘until you turn this off’.
2) The timing can easily be increased or decreased as per the
stable or unstable requirement.
3) The target cannot be tracked or traced in any way once the
minimum time limit preset in the app has been reached.
4) The feature can even be toggled successfully before the actual
time limit is reached.
The location of one person can easily be shared with one or
multiple people at the same time. These include friends and relatives, all who
can be reached at the same time. All of these can be viewed on the top of the
screen. In such a case, a unique sharing link unique to the location of each
target is sent to the tracker or the other persons concerned in order to
facilitate effective individual management.
Being Mobile Friendly:
This brand new feature launched as of now has been made
successfully available on both the leading Android and iOS operating systems.
It can be successfully operated in all the mobile phones irrespective of their
processors. The ones unable to make proper use of it or unable to locate it on
their phone are advised to go for a proper software update. In other words, the
latest version of both the versions i.e. Android and IOS need to installed on
the concerned phone in order to properly avail this brand new feature of
Facebook too announced its ‘Live’ location sharing feature
around the same time The Google Real-Time Sharing was launched, following which
they decided to come up with one more replica of the Google feature which was
called the Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’. The brand new feature launched
facilitated ones Facebook friends to successfully track the exact position
on a map in the trusted exchange of a permanent or temporarily granted
Drawbacks Of The Feature:
This feature just like any other location tracking software holds
the grave danger of being traced by unknown persons in case the location
sharing option isn’t turned off after the required use. There’s no doubt
whatsoever regarding the usefulness and vitality of this feature but it can
easily turn out to be a disaster if not used in the appropriate manner. To
overcome this or let us say, to find an appropriate solution to all of these,
the app sends regular reminder emails and messages to the concerned person once
every three weeks to confirm if its the exact person with the exact location.
Easy Usage Of Real-Time Sharing:
One of the most important features of Google Real-Time Sharing is
it’s very easy to use be it sending your useful location to facilitate easy
tracking by your dear ones or be it stopping somebody from tracing you
altogether. In both cases, there is an easy shift in the underlying mechanism
of the app.
Mechanism Of This Feature:
In the case of A Google Account:
1) Add the required Gmail address to Google contacts
2) Click Open Google Maps app in Android/iOS and then log in
People Using Google Real Time Real Sharing on their mobile have
found this feature introduced on Google Maps by Google really useful in a lot
of ways. In tracking the near and dear ones, in properly tracking delivery
executives, to manage proper schedules in this day to day busy urban life, to
facilitate unknown guests and new tourists, to reach the target destination on
time. If used in a proper way, this feature is no less than a boon. Though
Google is still working on a lot of other improvement areas regarding this
In India, this feature has been the prime fulcrum of a few
startups including the transportation giants like Ola and Uber. Food delivery
giants like Swiggy and Zomato and courier giants like Flipkart have also
dedicated a huge percentage of their success to this feature. Nowadays, drivers
can locate your position at ease, also the shortest route to you is displayed.
Online delivery now is fast, thanks to this brilliant location sharing app.
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