Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Google Maps lets you share your ETA via third-party apps

Google Maps makes it easier to share your ETA with loved ones Google Maps on Android can now share trip progress via other apps
Cecil Davis | 19 October, 2018, 15:53

With it, Google Maps users on iOS can share their live location with contacts in real time, enabling others to see their ETA without waiting for manual updates.

Google has added a new feature to Google Maps for iOS: the ability to send an ETA to someone else. Announced on Thursday, Google has confirmed that the Journey Sharing feature is now rolling out to the iOS Google Maps app. With this feature turned on, you can share your trip progress to folks you want to share with.

In addition, Google has also made it so that sharing can be done through third-party messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Just tap the ^ button once you've begun a trip, and a list of frequent contacts will pop up.

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There's an obvious benefit to the feature: users can keep track of someone whose trip may otherwise be concerning. Once the trip finishes the sharing session is automatically finished so you don't need to worry about letting someone track you after the trip is finished. You can also stop sharing manually as well.

You can download the update for the app now via the Play Store or the App Store.