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Google Maps to get real-time location sharing, again

Google Maps Location SharingIf you were a fan of Google Latitude and had been forced to use the Google Plus implementation of it, good news. Google Latitude since July 2013, the location sharing process is back in Google Maps… soon.

For now you’ll see a message in Google Plus location sharing that it’s been moved to Google Maps and a link to click. When you click the link you’ll go to Maps help which will tell you the incredibly generic application upgrade instructions that don’t apply as the update doesn’t appear to be out yet.

When the update drops, you’ll have an option in Maps to choose who to share with and for how long. Until then, those of you who use Google Plus’s location sharing for things such as making sure you’re home to help unload the kids, are just out of luck as it’s gone.

I checked APKmirror and as of last night the Maps I have is the latest they have, so bets are that it’s simply not rolled yet. You might want to check APKmirror for an older version of Google Plus if you used the location sharing feature on a daily basis like I did.

You can see Google’s announcement here.

Anyway, no more forcing your S/O to have a Google Plus app installed just to track when they’re going to need help unloading the kiddos. Well, eventually. Still doesn’t seem to be there yet, still says soon on the blog and it’s there on Google Plus.

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