For those who don’t know, Google Maps has a special feature that allows users to share their location with their loved ones. This map not only allows you to locate the real location of a person, but also to track all their movements. As a bonus, this tracking is perfectly legal: Of course, you still need the person to agree to share their location with you.
How to find a person on Google Maps?
This is a very relevant article for parents who are concerned about where their children are. If you have no way of knowing, thanks to Google Maps you will have the answers to your questions. The platform is very easy to use: it will be easy to determine the precise location of your child in real time.
Before you can access your child’s or loved one’s travel information, you need to follow a few simple steps:
- Launch Google Maps on your loved one’s smartphone.
- Open the profile settings, click “Transmit geodata”.
- Click on “Show where I am” and select “Access by link”
- Send the link to your own number (as a message, for example) or connect access to your account.
It is very important to remember this link, because it will be useful when tracking: for example, if you try to spy on someone on your office computer and you do not have access to your Google account, then it will be enough to open this link and follow the movements of this person in the web browser.
Of course, if you follow this person from a personal device, it is much more comfortable to send the geotag by mail. In this case, you can share your position with her so that you can locate her in real time.
How do I share a location on Google Maps?
- Open Google Maps to start following a user.
- Go to your profile settings, click “Location Sharing”.
- In the window that opens, select the user who provided you with the geotag.
- Follow their movements on the screen of your Smartphone.
The advantage of Google Maps is that you can choose the precise time of the tracking. You can grant access from your geographic location for 1 hour only. That is, you have the option to reveal your location for a period of time before turning the option off. This feature is particularly useful if you don’t want to be followed all day and just want to reveal your current route.
In addition to the location that you can change in real time, you can also track the charge level of the smartphone of the person you are following. If it runs out of battery, you will not be able to locate it, it will no longer be on the map. But at least you’ll have access to his last location and you’ll know his status is offline. Not to mention that the person being tracked will not be able to disable their geolocation without your knowledge, you will end up being informed through a notification.
This monitoring method is still the safest and most popular. However, the tracked user is totally free to decide who to give access to their geolocation. If any of his relatives try a possible trick, he will have the possibility to meet him and disable the transfer of geodata. To do this, simply go to the profile settings and revoke access.