Google Maps has received a number of updates recently. As part of it, Indian users have received the Street View on the app. The app's location sharing information feature will now let users send alerts to their contacts when they arrive at or leave a destination.

       

Google Maps new feature alerts your family when you leave and arrive at locations

WHAT?

Google Maps has received a bunch of updates recently. Indian users have finally received the Street View on Google Maps but there are a couple of updates such as the immersive view, new cycling route information as well as location sharing information.

WHEN?

This news was reported on Thursday, 28/07/2022.

HOW?

Google Maps already allows users to share their locations but the new feature will let users send alerts to their contacts when they have arrived or left a destination.

The location-sharing feature on Google Maps has got an interesting update. Along with sharing their live location, the users can now set a notification to alert the person when you have arrived or left a destination.

Google has made the feature secure as notifications can only be set by the person who has already agreed to share their location with you. So if you are thinking you can secretly spy on someone using Google Maps, that would not be quite possible.

The person who has shared their location with you will receive multiple reminders to let them know — including both a push notification in the Maps app and an email, along with recurring monthly emails. You will have the control to stop sharing your location or block someone from setting notifications altogether.