Tracking A Friend’s Location with Google

It is an awful feeling to have a close one lost in this vast world. It is a long and tiring journey to find someone without having a hint of his or her whereabouts. In some cases, people want to track the locations of their partners, family, or friends to know of their whereabouts.

In this article, the simple steps to locate someone or to track their location are given. There are six broad steps of this procedure. Some manageable settings of the phone of the required person have to be changed.

Mobile Phone Settings of Your Required Person

This procedure can be followed by using any regular android device. If you want to monitor the location of someone, you must change the setting of the Google map on his or her device.

Step 1:

The first step is to open the Google map on the phone of the required person. Then, click on the options bar located on the top left corner.

Step 2:

When you click on that options bar, a drop-down menu of options will appear. Click on the location-sharing option.

Step 3:

When you click on the location-sharing option from the options bar, a new window will appear. From this window, you will be able to share the location of the mobile device with anyone you want. After that, click on the blue+ sign at the top right corner of your screen.

Step 4:

When you click that sign, a new set of options will emerge on the screen. From this set of options, you can select or change the time you want the location to be shared. The time can vary from 1 hour to three days

Step 5:

After you are done selecting the duration of location sharing, the google maps will create a link. You must send this link from the required person’s phone to your device through which you will be locating. You can send the link by using What’s app or via text message. This link will be the key, which you will use to track the location of the required person.

Step 6: 

After step five, switch on the device that you are going to use to track. Go to your messages or wherever you have shared the link and click it. The Google maps on that device will pop up, showing the location of the required person.

The above process can be used to track anyone’s location. However, the duration cannot exceed three days. In addition, the person you are trying to locate must have a reliable internet connection for Google to be able to locate them.