Google has introduced a new feature to make sure Android users never forget where they park their cars. The beta of v9.49 ushers in a bunch of useful new tools - including a manual parking location tracker. Kramer would be pleased. More »
Google Inc. has announced various updates for a few of its apps, including Duo, Allo, Photos and Maps. The company made several of the announcements at its Google for Brazil event in São Paulo, many of which are aimed at areas with a poor network connection. Show More Summary
Over 2,000 students from Bay Area schools saw 'Hamilton' today, pro-development activist Donald Dewsnup takes a plea deal, and Google Maps will be letting you broadcast your whereabouts via the app. [ more › ]
Google Maps is the undisputed champion of mobile navigation and it's an extremely powerful tool for helping you find locations, but what about people? The search giant wants that to be just as easy and, as long as you're cool with it,...Show More Summary
Google Maps announced a new feature on Wednesday that could make traveling with and meeting up with friends or family much easier.
If you're the type of person who texts your friends "I just left, I'll be there soon" when you're really about to step into the shower, you're not going to like this news: Google is updating its popular Maps app with new features toShow More Summary
Facebook is testing an enhanced local search feature that could see the social network creeping in on Google Maps, Foursquare and Yelp territory, TechCrunch learned and Facebook confirmed. Facebook users are now able to surface recommendations of nearby places – like “dinner nearby” or “bars nearby,” for example – by entering a query in… Read More
Whether you want to keep track of guests as they arrive at your place, engaging in sketchy Craigslist meetups, Tinder hookups, whatever -- sometimes it's just nice to know where someone is without having to ping them every step of the way. Google Maps latest feature finally makes this possible with real-time location sharing.
Google will soon start rolling out real-time location sharing for users of its Maps app for iOS and Android, offering a feature similar to Apple's Find My Friends, or Google's own defunct Latitude.
Google is on a Maps mission in 2017. Since the beginning of the year, it has added some pretty great features to make it easier to get where you’re going, including Uber integration, parking availability, and saved places. Now it wants to help your friends know where you are. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
The Google Maps app for Android and iOS will roll out an update that will add location sharing features so users can let their friends know where they are.
Convenience or privacy nightmare? The location-sharing feature debuts Wednesday.
Finding your friends in crowded places is about to get a lot easier thanks to an upcoming feature for Google Maps that will let users share their location in real-time. Google’s new feature works similar to Find My Friends, only unlike Apple’s app, Google Maps will be able to show you exactly where your friends […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
The team behind Google Maps is always looking for ways to improve the service, and the latest feature addition is for folks who have found it difficult to share their location to friends and family members in the past. Google today announced that Google Maps will support real-time location sharing. Users simply [...]
At an event in São Paulo, Brazil today, Google announced a slew of updates to its various apps. On top of implementing location sharing in Google Maps, the company also added new features to Google Allo, Google Duo, and Google Photos. Google Allo for Android has gained the ability to share documents and other files […]
You will once again be able to share your location without using Google+. A long time ago, we used to be able to share location data with friends through this app called Google Latitude. When Latitude and other apps were folded into Google Maps, the location sharing feature was migrated over to Google+. Show More Summary
The Google Maps team is on a bit of a roll. Fresh after adding shareable bucket lists and parking reminders, Maps can now share your location in real time as well. It’s a pretty nifty implementation. Open the side menu or tap on the blue dot indicating where you are, and you’ll see a new “Share location” option. Show More Summary
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As a chronically late person, one of my worst habits is telling people I'm late to meet that I'm "just around the corner" when in reality I'm not even close (five blocks counts, right?) But those days could soon be behind me. Google...Show More Summary
Google Maps is rolling out a new feature that allows users to broadcast their movements to others.