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Google Maps enables real-time location sharing - ZDNet

Google Maps on Wednesday introduced a new feature that allows users to selectively share their location with others, including their progress if they're on the way to a specific destination. The new feature is rolling out globally "soon," Google said ...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 »

Google Maps now lets you share your location - VentureBeat

Once the feature goes live on Android and iOS, Google Maps will let you share your location for just a set period of time, like half an hour. You can turn off location sharing for a specific person at any given time. And while you're going somewhere ...and more »

Google resurrected a dead product on Wednesday and no one noticed - Business Insider

Google has built a $580 billion empire by keeping its innovation engine running ahead of the competition. But on Wednesday the company pulled off an impressive, and curious, feat: It wowed the public with an eight-year-old idea. Google unveiled a new ...and more »

Google Maps finds a way monetize - Business Insider

The fictional land of Skull Island, from the eponymous and recently-premiered “Kong: Skull Island” film, is available as a real location on Google Maps, Business Insider reports. The Maps product is increasingly being singled out as a property with ...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 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 adds a sweet new parking spot saver - Ars Technica

Tap the new "parking" button and store notes, pictures, and the location of your car. Ron Amadeo - 3/20/2017, 7:49 AM. reader comments 75. Share this story. Park the car, press the blue dot, and save your current position. Swipe the card up and add ...and more »

Google Maps lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter - TechCrunch

Google Maps has just added a handy feature that will help users remember where they parked. This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a “P” icon on the map so you can find your way back to your spot. While remembering ...and more »

How to save your parking spot in Google Maps - Greenbot

The new option lets you manually save a parking location, take notes, and snap a photo. Email a friend. To. Use commas to separate multiple email addresses. From. Privacy Policy. Thank you. Your message has been sent. Sorry. There was an error emailing ...and more »