Google Maps on Android can now share trip progress via other apps

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"Journey Sharing" is a feature that the Google Maps team rolled out for Android users a year ago, which allows for folks to share their real-time location with those they approve.

Download the updated Google Maps app to enjoy this new improved journey sharing experience for driving, walking, and cycling navigation. The company today added the ability to share the progress of your journey in real time with your friends and family on iOS.

"Getting where you need to go is important, but making it to your destination safe and sound is the most important thing of all".

From here you'll be able to share your live location, route, and ETA with all your favorite contacts. You can also stop sharing manually as well. Moreover, Google announced that the latest update brings support for third-party apps, which means that you can share your ETA across three apps: Facebook Messenger, Line, and WhatsApp.

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Finally, Google Maps journey sharing feature is expanding to iOS devices, too.

The setting lets users share their location with specific people for the duration of a trip.

"The feature is simple to use; after starting a trip, the user taps the "^" button and chooses "Share trip progress".

Have you tried out this feature yet?

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