So far so good, Google has pushed another update to its Google Maps app after they introduced indoor maps update to it “Find my device” app. The new Google map update brings the ability to share live location and ETA for bus and train journeys. The update is an extension to the previous Share Location feature that is designed to let users share their real-time location while navigating to a particular place.
As the feature to share live location and ETA for bus and train journeys is initially limited to Android devices, it is expected to debut on iOS in the coming future. Meanwhile, you need to have the updated Google Maps app on your Android device to experience the new feature.
With the latest Google Maps update, you can share the progress of your bus or train trip with your loved ones. The update allows you to share live location and ETA not just with your Google contacts but also with the people who are using third-party apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.
How to share your live location on Google Maps
To share your bus or train trip, go to the Transit tab after adding your destination, enable navigation for an appropriate route from the list, and then tap the Share Trip button from the bottom-right corner. This brings the list of contacts with whom you want to share your live location.
You can also pick a third-party app from the list, such as WhatsApp, Hangouts, or Messenger to share your live location and ETA. As for iOS, hopefully, the feature will be made available in few days time.