How to use Google Maps to help someone find you

Google Maps is great for helping you find your way — or even helping you find your car — but the app can also help other people find you.
Maps has an easily overlooked feature for sharing your real-time whereabouts with someone so they can see exactly where you are, even if you’re moving, and then navigate to your location. You can use the same feature to let a trusted person keep tabs on your travel progress to a particular place and know precisely when you’re set to arrive.
The best part? It’s all incredibly simple to do. The trick is knowing where to look.
Share your real-time location
When you want someone to be able to track your location:

Open the Maps app on your iOS or Android device
Tap the blue dot, which represents your…

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