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Google Maps now allows you to share your live location and ETA for bus or train travel

Google Maps has received an update that provides the ability to share live locations and ETA for bus and train travel. The new update is an extension of the original Share Location feature that is designed to allow users to share their location in real time while navigating to a particular location. While the feature to share live location and ETA for bus and train travel is initially limited to Android devices, it is expected to debut on iOS in the future. In the meantime, you must have the updated Google Maps app on your Android device to experience the new feature.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Google Maps has extended its Share Location feature
  • You can now share live location and ETA for bus and train journeys
  • The feature is initially limited to Android devices.

With the latest Google Maps update, you can share the progress of your bus or train trip with your loved ones. The new feature allows you to share live location and ETA not only with your Google contacts, but also with people using third-party apps, such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. To share your bus or train trip, go to the Traffic tab after adding your destination, enable navigation for an appropriate route in the list, and press the Travel Share button in the lower right corner. This brings up the list of contacts with whom you want to share your live location. You can also choose a third-party application from the list, such as WhatsApp, Hangouts, or Messenger to share your live location and ETA.

We were able to detect the ability to share real-time location and ETA for bus and train travel in the updated version of Google Maps for Android. However, the same feature has not yet been launched on iOS. However, it is likely to reach Apple devices in the coming days.

This new feature is a great extension of Google’s original location sharing feature introduced in March of last year. The original feature was to allow users to share their location in real time while navigating to a destination. Last month, Google Maps introduced the ETA sharing feature on iOS and added the ability to share travel progress via third-party apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

 

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