Google Maps makes it easier to share your ETA with loved ones

Joanna Estrada
October 19, 2018

Announced on Thursday, Google has confirmed that the Journey Sharing feature is now rolling out to the iOS Google Maps app.

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

While sharing live locations has been available on the Google Maps app for both Android and iOS since last year, the ability to share your ETA with friends and family was introduced on the Android app in August this year.

Third-party app support is now on the table, with Google Maps bringing the ability to share your journey within Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, CityMapper, and other apps.

The setting lets users share their location with specific people for the duration of a trip. You start your navigation and tap the up arrow button, and select "Share trip progress". After sharing, your chosen contacts will be able to watch your progress in real time via Maps, and then sharing automatically ends. We've already gotten the update, so if you don't see it yet you may have to update Google Maps on your phone first.

Have you tried out this feature yet?

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