Now Google Maps will let you tell your friends where you are and give them directions to your location.
It will also let you pick a special friend (like a family member, spouse or love interest, for example) to share your location with long-term.
*/ function init Map() /** * Set up a Firebase with deletion on clicks older than expiry Seconds * @param heatmap The heatmap to * which points are added from Firebase.
*/ function init Firebase(heatmap) /** * Updates the last_message/ path with the current timestamp. Read the sections that follow to understand the code that you can add to this file.
You can share your real-time location with your Google contacts, or even share with friends and family by sending a link on your favorite messenger apps.
When you’re sharing your location, the people you’ve chosen to share with will see you on their map.
If you tap on the Places tab within Google Maps, you’ll find a curated list of restaurants and bars that will be conveniently labeled with categories like “best dinners,” “cheap eats,” or “business dining.” If you’re looking for something else, like a grocery store, a gas station, or a bank, just tap on one of the other options Google has already pre-populated.
The section below displays the entire code you need to create the map in this tutorial. * @const */ var firebase = new Firebase('https://fire-map-tutorial.firebaseio.com/'); /** * Data object to be written to Firebase.
And you’ll see an icon above the compass on your own map reminding you that you’re actively sharing your location.
You can change your mind and stop sharing at any time—it’s entirely up to you.
Here's how it works in a real-world scenario: Whenever you want to let someone know where you are, just open the side menu or tap the blue dot that represents where you are.
Tap “Share location” and then select who to share with and how long to share—and you're done!