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Google Maps' location-sharing feature is one you might actually use - Engadget

Google has been busy recently beefing up Maps. Beyond just using it for turn-by-turn directions, you can now use Maps to remember where you parked, find reviews for nearby restaurants and avoid heavily congested areas. Today, the search giant has ...and more »

Google Maps will let you share your location with friends and family for a specific period of time - TechCrunch

Google Maps has today announced a new feature to allow you to share your location with others. While that might seem creepy, it's not the first to add this type of functionality. Facebook tells you when a friend is nearby — it even lets you “wave” at ...and more »

How to Get the Most Out of Google Maps - Lifehacker

Google Maps is hand-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it while driving, it's easy to miss some of its features. Whether you're new to Google Maps or a veteran, let's take a look at the best ways ...and more »

Google Maps will soon let you share your real-time location — here's how it works - South China Morning Post

By Nick Vega. 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 to let ...and more »

Google Maps can tell your friends where you are - USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Maps is pushing the bounds of online sharing, handing people a convenient way to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the mobile app. No need to call or text to let someone know where you are or how soon you ...and more »

Google Maps unveils new real time location sharing feature - The Hindu

Google is enabling users of its digital mapping service to allow their movements to be tracked by friends and family in the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing. The location-monitoring feature ...and more »

Google Maps Can Now Share Your Location With Friends in Real-Time - Lifehacker

One of the best little features in Waze is the ability to share your location and ETA with a contact. This way, you can answer the “when will you get here?” question before it's even asked. Now, you can do that in Google Maps too. To share your ...and more »

Google Maps Adding Ability To Share Real-Time Location Data - Android Headlines

Coming soon to Google Maps is another very useful tool called 'Sharing location' which will be accessible via the slide out menu. This feature will allow you to send your exact location and ETA to a particular friend or a group of friends. Seemingly a ...and more »

Google Maps Supercharges Location Sharing, Begins Drooling Over Your Data - WIRED

Get ready to never, ever be alone again. Today, Google Maps rolls out real-time sharing location, so you can share your whereabouts with any of your contacts, for anywhere from 15 minutes to three whole days. It's a convenient feature that not so ...and more »

Google Maps' parking feature tells you where you left your car – and how long you've got left on the meter - The Sun

GOOGLE has created a game changing app for the absent minded. You now have to option to save the location of your parked car on your smartphone AND how long you've got left on the meter- so you never have to pay a hefty fine again. 2. The new tool ...and more »