How to quickly share your location in iMessage for iOS 8

Posted by phil on Vendredi oct 10, 2014 Under IPAD, The IPhone Blog

Sometimes we have the need to share our current location with someone, or in the case of younger children, you may want to always know where they are. Up until iOS 8 the only way to share a location was through the Maps app, which didn’t give you constant location information, only current. Now you can now share specific location information as well as continuous location data with anyone else who is also using iMessage. How to share only your current location via iMessage How to share your location over a period of time with iMessage How to share your location one time via iMessage in iOS 8 Launch the Messages app on your IPHONE or IPAD running iOS 8 or higher. Tap on the message thread that you’d like to share your location in — it can be with an individual person or with a group, as long as everyone in it is using iMessage. Tap on Details in the upper right hand corner. Tap on Send My Current Location. Your IPHONE or IPAD will instantly locate you and share your location. That’s all there is to it. The person on the other end can then tap on the location in order to view it and even get directions. How to share your location for a period of time via iMessage in iOS 8 Launch the Messages app on your IPHONE or IPAD running iOS 8 or higher. Tap on the message thread that you’d like to share your location in — it can be with an individual person or with a group, as long as everyone in it is using iMessage. Tap on Details in the upper right hand corner. Tap on Share My Location. Make your selection concerning how long you’d like to share your location. That’s it. The other person will be able to see your location for the time you’ve specified. If you ever decide you want to stop sharing your location with them, just follow the same direction and tap where it says Stop Sharing My Location. Let me know in the comments if this is a feature you see yourself using often. If so, what types of situations do you plan on using it for?

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