Looking for how to get location to show up in messages, I will guide you through on how how to get started with that.
This works very well on iMessage compared to any other messaging apps and services. So right here our primary focus will be how to get location to show up in iMessage.
Let’s jump in.
How to get location to show up in messages
To get location to show up in messages, location need to be shared.
For example, on iMessage, If you need to see someone’s location the person need to share location with you. If the person don’t share location with you, there’s no way you can be able to see the person’s location on iMessage.
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Sharing location on iMessage
To share location on iMessage is simple and easy, follow the below tutorial;
- Open the conversation you have with the contact.
- Tap on the person’s contact name at the top of your screen.
- You will see Share My Location, please tap on the option.
- Select if you want to share the location for 1 hour, Until End of Day, or Indefinitely.
And that’s it.
Once you share your location with the contact, request that the person should also share his or her location with you.
This means that the person can see your location on iMessage and Find My app, you as well can also see the person’s location on iMessage, and Find My app.
For a better explanation with images, below is how to share location on iMessage.
Get started by opening the message app, and locate the conversation you had with the contact.
Tap on the person’s contact name as shown in the image below.
Next you will see the option to share location with the contact. Please tap on the option that says Share My Location as shown below.
A pop up will display on your screen which gives you the option to select if you want to share your location for;
- 1 hour
- Until End of Day
Kindly select the option that you prefer, and that’s it. You have started sharing location with that very contact.
Please remember to ask the person to also share location with you because you won’t be able to see the person’s location on your iPhone, but the person can see your location.
Now if the person start to share location with you, it means you can see the person’s location on Find My app and iMessage.
As the topic of the post is how to get location to show up in messages, we’ll focus on iMessage and not find my.
So what you have to do is to open the message app, and open the chat you had with the contact.
Tap on the contact name and you will see the contact current location.
Below is an example of what I’m talking about.
When talking about how to get location to show up in messages, this is how you can get location on apple iMessage.
Aside from iMessage you can location to show up in Google messages for android, and other instant messaging apps like whatsapp, telegram, viber, etc.
On Google messages app, you can only share your current location as a message, and this also applied to the likes of whatsapp.
For Example; You have to open the google messages app on your android phone, tap on the plus ➕ icon and select Location as shown below.
Next is to send your location to the other person. This works better with Google rcs chat feature as it uses internet to send and receive messages.
To share your location on WhatsApp, follow these steps:
- Open the chat with the person or group you want to share your location with.
- Tap the attachment icon (usually represented by a paperclip or a “+” sign) located next to the text input field.
- Select “Location” from the menu that appears.
- You will be presented with options to share your current location or a live location. Choose the one you prefer.
If you choose “Share your current location,” WhatsApp will send your current location as a single message.
If you choose “Share live location,” you can select a duration for how long you want to share your live location (e.g., 15 minutes, 1 hour, 8 hours). WhatsApp will continuously update your location for the selected duration.
Confirm your choice and WhatsApp will share your location with the selected chat. Remember that you may need to grant WhatsApp permission to access your device’s location services for this feature to work.
I can’t see location in Messages? Here’s why
You can’t see location in messages because the sender isn’t sharing location with you.
On iMessage, If you have been seeing someone’s location and all of a sudden no longer see the person’s location on iMessage, it simply means that the person has stopped sharing location with you.
I recommend you to open Find My app and check if you can see the person’s location right there. If still you couldn’t, then be rest assured that the person no longer share location with you anymore.
Why can’t I see my daughter’s location on iMessage?
If you cannot see your daughters location on iMessage, it means you daughter has stopped sharing location with you.
Now listen, if it shows no location found, it simply means that your daughter turned off location services or share my location on her phone.
But for the fact that you’re not able to see your daughters location, probably the map is not showing up, then it means your daughter no longer share her location with you.
And this is where I wrap it up in today’s question of the day, how to get location to show up in messages.