Google Maps: Location sharing not working

Published: 2019-11-11 22:03:11 -0400 -0400

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Tags: google maps location


I’m using Google Maps to location share with close friends, but ever since I changed phones people can no longer see my location with the error “XXX is offline”. How can I fix this?


To fix:

  • Open up Google Maps
  • Click the hamburger button to reveal extra optionss
  • Click Location Sharing
  • If the problem is with your device not sending location updates to Google, there will be a banner saying “This device is not sending location updates”. Click the Fix button in the banner.
  • A pop-up will appear saying “Maps needs your location”, click go to settings
  • Flip the setting Turn location history on

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