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    Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Helps answer questions like "Where are you now?" and "What's your ETA?"
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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    *tin foil hat intensifies*

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Never mind tinfoil, us experts have custom-fit stainless steel with velvet lining for comfort, and a nice art-deco pattern in gold relief for style.

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Hasn't this been an Apple feature for a while? Find my friends I think. Is it the same thing?
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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    *tin foil hat intensifies*
    Not sure why - Google have been tracking you 24/7 for years.

    As long as the security settings are in place appropriately I don't think there's much issue with this - there's third party apps that already have the functionality, and it's been built into Google+ for a while too, apparently. Google are just rolling into Maps as well - which is (to an extent) a sensible place for it.

    I'd put a small wager on facebook monitoring this closely, and if it actually gets used I'd expect them to being the same functionality to their mobile apps to (which already let you check in places and share location manually anyway).

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Hasn't this been an Apple feature for a while? Find my friends I think. Is it the same thing?
    Exactly what we used to do with Google Latitude...

    It was handy for co-ordinating group holidays with people coming from all over the country. Nice and easy to turn on and off. Looks like it's got whizzier (sp?) with more control over sharing which I guess is a plus, shame it went away for 4 years...

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    didnt google had this feature like years ago and then removed?

    I remember you can share your map location either real time or at city level to friends and family.
    this was then removed

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Never mind tinfoil, us experts gave custom-fit stainless steel with velvet lining for comfort, and a nice art-deco pattern in gold relief for style.
    Does it come with in-built fine wine dispenser?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Not sure why - Google have been tracking you 24/7 for years.

    As long as the security settings are in place appropriately I don't think there's much issue with this - there's third party apps that already have the functionality, and it's been built into Google+ for a while too, apparently. Google are just rolling into Maps as well - which is (to an extent) a sensible place for it.

    I'd put a small wager on facebook monitoring this closely, and if it actually gets used I'd expect them to being the same functionality to their mobile apps to (which already let you check in places and share location manually anyway).
    Yeah they have, but for a lot of people, ignorance is bliss

    It does look like they've taken the right tack with an opt in system rather than an opt out. Not that I have anything to hide from my Wife!
    Last edited by Tabbykatze; 23-03-2017 at 01:25 PM.

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Google have had this in google+ for years. I use it to find out where my wife is when she's running late etc. She does the same with me. Just glad its moving out of G+ as I only used the app for that.
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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Does it come with in-built fine wine dispenser? ....
    You've seen it then?

    Yes, it does .... but mine's filled with Guiness.

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Never mind tinfoil, us experts have custom-fit stainless steel with velvet lining for comfort, and a nice art-deco pattern in gold relief for style.
    See, that's the problem with "experts"...
    Those who actually know what they're doing in this respect instead opt for a medieval steel helmet, which not only works better in this and many other situations, but it doesn't get you ripped off by the custom-fitters and even looks awesome when out on the town!

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    that looks nice.
    Share your parents location with yourself and then it is safer to have your girlfriend at home.

    thank you google

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    I hope my boss will never know this feature

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    *tin foil hat intensifies*
    *heavy breathing*

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Not sure why - Google have been tracking you 24/7 for years.

    As long as the security settings are in place appropriately I don't think there's much issue with this - there's third party apps that already have the functionality, and it's been built into Google+ for a while too, apparently. Google are just rolling into Maps as well - which is (to an extent) a sensible place for it.

    I'd put a small wager on facebook monitoring this closely, and if it actually gets used I'd expect them to being the same functionality to their mobile apps to (which already let you check in places and share location manually anyway).
    Facebook already has it:
    https://www.facebook.com/help/messen...94730427523556

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    Re: Google Maps to enable real-time user location sharing

    Are they just taking more stuff from Waze again?

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