Steps to share your current location in iMessage using Google Maps on your iPhone

126Last week, Google rolled out an update to its Google Maps app on iOS that brings deeper integration with iMessage. This means that you now can share your location with your friends and someone else directly through the messenger without switching apps.

If you are new to iOS, the process of sharing your location in iMessage with Google Maps is little bit confusing. With that in mind, we can help you out.

In this step-by-step guide, we will run you through the steps to share your location in iMessage using Google Maps on iPhone. Before we begin, make sure that you are now running the latest version of Google Maps on your iPhone.

Steps to share your current location in iMessage using Google Maps on your iPhone

  1. Steps to add Google Maps to iMessage App Drawer on your iPhone

To share your location using Google Maps in iMessage, you first need to add Google Maps to iMessage App Drawer. Here is how you can do that.

Step one: First off, launch Messages app from your home screen and then head to a conversation

Step two: Next up, you now need to tap on the App Store icon next to the input field (If you don’t find the App Store button, you simply need to tap on the arrow button)

Step three: Once you are done, you need to tap on the app drawer button at the bottom left corner of the screen and the hit the Store button

Step four: Make sure that the Manage tab is selected and tap on the switch next to Google Maps. Hit Done to complete the task.

  1. Steps to share your current location in iMessage using Google Maps on your iPhone

Before we begin, make sure that you have already allowed Google Maps to access your location. If you have not already done so, do it first. Here is how

Step one: Head to the Settings app from your home screen and then tap on Privacy to proceed

Step two: Next up, you need to tap on Location Services and then select Google Maps

Step three: You now need to select While Using App option

Steps to share your location in iMessage with Google Maps

Step one: Launch the Messages app from your home screen and then hit the App Store

Step two: You now need to tap on app drawer icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen. After that, locate Google Maps and tap on it

Step three: You will see your current location on the map, and all you need to do is to tap on Send button.

Also read: Steps to add a new email account to your iPhone or iPad

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