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How to Share Location on Messenger? - 100% Work

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Megan Evans

Updated: Mar 24, 2022 10:58 am

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Facebook Messenger is known for adding useful features from time to time for the convenience of the users. Apart from the usual messaging and communication features, Facebook Messenger allows users to share their current location.

You can send location in Messenger with the person whom you are supposed to meet so that you do not find each out cluelessly. Parents want to track their kid's location when he is away, and sharing live location can be handy to track real-time movement on the map. In this article, we will illustrate how to send location on Facebook Messenger.

How to Send Location on Messenger?

The steps on how to share location on Messenger differ slightly for Android and iOS users. You can share your location directly from Messenger as well as from the Google Maps app. When you are sharing from Messenger, you can share static current location as well as live current location.

1. For Android User

If you have an Android smartphone or tablet and you have Facebook Messenger app installed on your device, here are the steps to follow.

For Sharing Static Location

Step 1: Open Facebook Messenger app.

Step 2: Go to the person's chat with whom you want to share your location.

Step 3: Tap on the four-dot icon located at the bottom-left corner.

Step 4: Select Location option.

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Step 5: Tap on the Landmark icon at the bottom-right corner just above the Arrow icon.

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Step 6: Select your location on the map which is automatically shown. You can adjust as per your requirements. Finally, tap on Send Location option.

The current location in the static form is shared on the Chat. The recipient can tap on the shared location to open it on the Map.

For Sharing Live Location

Step 1: Open Facebook Messenger app.

Step 2: Go to the recipient person's chat.

Step 3: Tap on the four-dot icon.

Step 4: Select Location option.

Step 5: Tap on Start Sharing Live Location button.

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The live location will be shared with the recipient, and the person can track your location for the next 60 minutes. Thereafter, you have to share your live location again if you want to continue.

2. For iOS User

If you have an iPhone or iPad and you have Facebook Messenger app installed on your device, here are the steps to follow.

For Sharing Static Location

Step 1: Open Facebook Messenger app.

Step 2: From the Chats, tap on the conversation of the person with whom you want to share your location.

Step 3: Tap on "+"icon located at the bottom-left corner.

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Step 4: Tap on Arrow icon located beside the Dollar icon.

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Step 5: Tap on the Landmark icon at the bottom-right corner.

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Step 6: Select your location on the map and tap on Send Location option.

For Sharing Live Location

Step 1: Open Facebook Messenger app.

Step 2: Go to the person's chat with whom you want to share your live location.

Step 3: Tap on "+"icon located at the bottom-left corner.

Step 4: Tap on Arrow icon located beside the Dollar icon.

Step 5: Tap on Start Sharing Live Location button.

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3. Share Google Maps Location with Messenger

You can share any location with your friend on Facebook Messenger from Google Maps app. However, you should have the latest version of Google Maps app to avail the feature. Here are the steps on how to share location on Facebook Messenger from Google Maps app.

For Android Users

Step 1: Tap on the map to select the location that you want to share.

Step 2: At the bottom of the screen, you will see Direction button. Scroll from right to left and you will come across Share option.

Step 3: Tap on Share button and select Facebook Messenger app from the list of options.

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Step 4: Once Facebook Messenger Chats option, locate the person with whom you want to share the location and tap on Send option. The Google Maps location will be shared with the person instantly.

For iOS Users

Step 1: Open Google Maps app.

Step 2: Tap on the map to select the location.

Step 3: Tap on the three-dot icon and select Share option.

Step 4: Select Facebook Messenger option.

Step 5: From the Chats, select the person with whom you want to share and tap on Send option.

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An Easier Way to Check Location in Real-Time Without Sending It

There are times when you may want to check someone's location in real-time secretly without the person sharing the location with you. We recommend KidsGuard Pro for Android and KidsGuard Pro for iOS apps that you need to install on the target person's phone.

Thereafter, you can monitor the person's location in real-time as well as check the location history details.

How to Check Someone's Location Without The Person Sending It?

Here are the steps to install KidsGuard Pro on the target person's phone and monitor his location in real-time without the person sharing it.

NOTE:

KidsGuard Pro app supports Android and iOS devices. Here we will take KidsGuard Pro for Android as an example and introduce it in detail including its features and installation steps.

Step 1. Register An Account

Click the "Sign Up" button to create an account for KidsGuard Pro with your valid email address. Thereafter, pick a suitable plan based on your needs.

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Step 2. Deploy KidsGuard Pro App

Get physical access to the target person's phone. Then follow the onscreen instructions to download and set up KidsGuard Pro for Android on the target phone. It will take a few minutes to finish this process.

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Step 3. Start Monitoring Location

On your device, go to KidsGuard Pro's web portal. Log into your account and you will see the target person's device name. Go to your Dashboard > Location Tracking > Locations for real-time location monitoring.

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More Features of KidsGuard Pro

Apart from real-time location tracking, there are various useful features that KidsGuard Pro offers.

Set Geofence:

You can set a virtual fence on the map so that you can get instant Geofence alerts when the target person crosses your fence. Therefore, you do not have to monitor the person's live location as long as he is within your set Geofence. You can start monitoring live location when you get alerts that the person has crossed the fence.

Read Text Messages:

You can read all the messages on the target person's phone that have been sent or received. You get to read even the deleted messages if the target person uses an Android smartphone.

Check Call History:

You can also check the call history on the target person's phone with complete details. Starting from the caller name and number to call type, call duration, date and time, you get to see everything from KidsGuard Pro Dashboard.

Record Phone Conversation:

KidsGuard Pro for Android lets you capture the target phone's phone call conversation in real-time. The recordings will be available on your Dashboard and you can listen to them whenever you want.

View Browsing History:

You can check the target phone's browser history starting from the websites visited as well as the searches made. KidsGuard Pro has inbuilt keylogger and hence, you can check what the target person has done in Incognito Mode.

Capture Screen:

KidsGuard Pro for Android lets you capture the screenshots of the target person's phone in real-time. Therefore, you can check what the person is doing on his phone at any point in time.

Take Secret Photos:

KidsGuard Pro for Android allows you to take control of the target phone's camera so that you can take photos with it secretly. Therefore, you can check the surroundings and who the target person is with.

Monitor Social Media:

Most importantly, you can check the social media chats of almost all the social media apps installed on the target person's phone. The chats will also have the deleted messages as well as media files shared.

FAQ about Sharing Location on Messenger

Q1. Is It Possible to Share Fake Location on Messenger?

Yes, it is possible to share a fake location on Messenger when you are sharing a static location. You can point at any location on the map and share it on Messenger. However, you cannot fake it when you are sharing a live location.

Q2. How to Stop Sharing Living Location on Messenger?

When you start sharing live location on Messenger with someone, the sharing will stop automatically after 60 minutes. However, if you want to stop sharing live locations on Messenger before 60 minutes, tap on the Stop sharing live location button.

Q3. Can I Check Someone's Messenger Location without Them Knowing?

If you deploy KidsGuard Pro app on the target person's phone secretly, you can check someone's location in real-time without the person knowing about you tracking his location. This is because the app stays hidden on the target phone so that the person cannot detect it easily.

Conclusion

We have illustrated all the possible ways on how to share location on Facebook messenger. You can share the current location in static as well as live form. You can also share locations from Google Maps on Messenger. However, if you want to track the person's location without him sharing it, you can use the KidsGuard Pro app so that you can track his live location accurately even without him knowing.

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By Megan Evans

A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.

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