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How to share your location on Google maps in real time

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Let peeps know where you are en route.

From the Verge:

Google 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 someone keep tabs on your travel progress to a particular place and know precisely when you're set to arrive.

 

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 current location, then select "Share location" from the menu that appears (If it's your first time using Maps for such a purpose, your phone may prompt you to authorize the app to access your contacts before continuing.)

• If you want to share your location for a specific amount of time, select the "1 hour" option, and then use the blue plus and minus buttons to increase or decrease the time as needed

• If you want to share your location indefinitely — until you manually turn it off — select the "Until you turn this off" option

• On Android, select the person with whom you want to share your location from the list of suggested contacts or select an app (like Gmail or Messages) to send a private link. You can also opt to copy the link to your system clipboard and then paste it wherever you like

• On an iPhone, tap "Select People" to choose a person from your contacts, select "Message" to send a private link to someone in your messaging app, or select "More" to send a private link via another communication service. Your phone may prompt you to give Maps ongoing access to your location before it moves forward

• If you share your location within Maps itself — by selecting a contact as opposed to sending a link via an external app — the person with whom you are sharing your location will get a notification on their phone. In addition, when you select "Location sharing" in Maps' side menu, you will see an icon on top for both you and the person you’re sharing with. Select the person's icon, and a bar at the bottom of the screen will let you stop sharing, share your location again, or request that the person share their location with you

To manually stop Maps from sharing your location:

• Open the Maps app, and look for the "Sharing your location" bar at the bottom of the screen

• Tap the "x" next to the line that says how and for how long your location is being shared

 

Share your trip's progress

When you want someone to be able to see your location and estimated arrival time while you’re en route to a particular destination:

If you want to stop sharing your progress before your trip is complete:

• Swipe up again on the bar at the bottom of the screen

• Select "Stop sharing" from the menu that appears

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Flat Pack Bike Helmet

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Can your bike helmet do that?

Didn't think so.

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From the website:

Looking for a sleek helmet that will keep you safe while matching your urban style?

The Black Closca Bike Helmet w/Grey Visor does all that and more.

This dynamic helmet adapts to your life, no matter where it takes you.

It will keep you safe while cycling, staying locked and secure while on your head.

It passes the strictest international safety certifications in the USA and EU, the CPSC and EN1078.

It is also extremely portable.

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Features and Details:

• Featuring air vents to keep you cool and a visor to protect you from the sun

• When folded its volume is reduced by 50% and it becomes flat

• Adjustable and comfortable: rear adjustment system for added comfort

• Weight: 8.8 oz-10.2 oz (S-L)

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Small/Medium/Large: $140.

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