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Simple and easy ways to share any Google Maps location on WhatsApp (2022)

Sharing location on WhatsApp is more effective and time-saving than giving directions.

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Over the years, WhatsApp has incorporated a lot of handy features into its platform. This is one of the reasons why it is the most popular instant messaging platform in the world today. From photo editing to mobile payments, WhatsApp has got you covered. One of the most used features of WhatsApp is location sharing. If you ever need to give someone directions to a particular place, simply sharing the exact Google Maps location on WhatsApp saves up a lot of time and effort. Today, we show the simple and easy ways to share any Google Maps location on WhatsApp.

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Share any location on WhatsApp

Step 1: Open the WhatsApp conversation with the receiver.

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Step 2: Tap on the attachment icon right next to the message box and select ‘Location’.

Step 2: Tap on the attachment icon right next to the message box and select ‘Location’.

Step 3: Tap on the fullscreen option at the top left corner of the map. This will enlarge the map and let you select any location other than your current one.

Tap on the fullscreen option at the top left corner of the map

Step 4: Drag the pin on the map to the location your want to share.  Use the pinch gesture to zoom in and out of the map. You can also search for a local location by tapping the search icon at the top right corner of the screen. If you want to share an outstation location, you will have to manually drop the pin on the map.

Step 5: Select ‘Send this location’.

Step 5: Select ‘Send this location’.

Your selected location will be shared with the receiver. 

Share a location on WhatsApp using Google Maps

Step 1: Open Google Maps and search for the location you want to share.

Step 2: Select share and tap on the WhatsApp icon.

Step 2: Select share and tap on the WhatsApp icon.

Step 3: Select the contact you want to share the location with.

Step 3: Select the contact you want to share the location with.

Step 4: Hit enter.

Step 4: Hit enter.

The Google Maps location will be shared with the WhatsApp contact as a link. 

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Bonus Tip 

Share your live location on WhatsApp

If you’re travelling somewhere and want someone to keep a track of your location, share your live location with them on WhatsApp. Sharing your live location will keep the receiver updated about your real-time movement. You can also share the duration for which you want to share your location with the receiver. Here’s how you can do it.

Step 1: Open the WhatsApp conversation with the receiver. 

Step 2: Tap on the attachment icon right next to the message box and select ‘Location’.

Step 2: Tap on the attachment icon right next to the message box and select ‘Location’. share any google maps location on whatsapp

Step 3: Select ‘Share live location’.

Step 3: Select ‘Share live location’. share any google maps location on whatsapp

Step 4: Select the duration for which you want to share your real-time location. 

Step 4: Select the duration for which you want to share your real-time location. share any google maps location on whatsapp 

Step 5: Hit send.

Your live location will be shared with the receiver on WhatsApp.

Conclusion

These are the two simple and easy ways to share any Google Maps location on WhatsApp. WhatsApp’s native location feature makes it easy to share any location with your contacts. Sharing your live location comes in handy when you’re meeting someone at a common location and want them to check your ETA at any given time.

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