Google Maps users can now share their real-time location with friends and family as part of a new update to the app.
From there you can choose who you want to share your whereabouts with and how long you want to do so for.
Even though getting lost has almost become a thing of the past in the age of smartphones, this feature could be very useful when trying to meet friends in an exact place inside a larger location. Having a picnic in a park for example.
“We don’t feel like we are changing the game,” said Jen Fitzpatrick, Google’s vice president of Maps.
Whilst this is a very useful addition to Maps, privacy campaigners are concerned, with one even worried that it opens the door for abuse.
“It has the potential to be another tool in an abuser’s toolkit,” stated Ruth Glenn, executive director for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
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