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How To Share Location On Android Via Text Message

How To Share Location On Android Via Text Message


If you are ever lost and you need help, DON’T PANIC!


90% of Android phones have a unique feature that you can use to send your current location.

You’ll get tracked in no time. In this article, I will quickly show you how to share location on Android via Text message.

Yes, I know there are a lot of location sharing Apps out there that you can use to share your location.

But why download an extra App on your device when you already have one of the best already installed on your device by name Google Maps!

Google Maps is by far one of the best GPS location app. Believe me when I say you don’t need an extra Application to share location.

Check out: How to schedule text message on Android

Steps On How To Share Location On Android Via Text Message

Depending on where you are, for this to work you need to have cellular service to enable you to share your location with your friend.

1. On your Android device, go to messages.

2. Create a new message and add recipient (person receiving location).

3. Click on the options button to bring up other options. For my phone, it’s the + icon.

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4. Click on the Map icon. If your cellular data is on, your location should appear automatically.

5. Click on done.

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6. Send location.

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That’s all there is to know on how to send your location on Android via text message.

After sending, your friend should receive a multimedia text message on his or her phone with your current location. He or she can now use Google Maps to get to you.

You don’t need to be in distress before sending your location via text message, you can use this option when you want your friend to meet you up but don’t know how to describe your current location.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I share my location?

You can share your location via text or via WhatsApp. All you have to do is choose the recipient and then send it. Here’s how to share location on WhatsApp.

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Open the chat of the person you want to share your location with.
  • Click on the attachment symbol.
  • Select location.
  • Allow WhatsApp access.
  • Click on share live location

How do you share your location in messages?

Here’s how to share your location from text messages in your phone.

  • Turn on your cellular data.
  • Go to messages.
  • Select a recipient.
  • Click on the options button.
  • Select location or maps or share location.
  • Send.

Does airplane mode Turn off location?

Putting your device on airplane mode makes your location untraceable. However, if you sent your location when your device was on, the recipient might locate you based on what you sent earlier.


If you ever get lost or in trouble, the first step should be calling 911. Send your location to your loved ones too so they have a clue on where you are. Try not to turn off your cellular data.

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Beejay adoghe I'm Beejay Adoghe, I have always been a lover of tech and gadgets and subsequently, this led to creating a top-notch platform where I could share free basic information about Tech that'll help lots of people fix problems and learn new Techy trends. P.S I love Singing and Playing the piano.


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