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You can also browse the map from a computer.

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Google Maps is a well-known app for finding directions, and you might know that it can also keep track of your own location history. Just open the map and browse like normal, but also see where your friends or family are located.

You can share your location for a set amount of time, such as an hour, or pick Until you turn this off to enable location sharing indefinitely. Google Maps works on iOS and Android devices.

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You can also visit Google Maps from a computer to see where people are. You can even connect this app to your car if the in-car GPS supports it. When you share your location through Glympse, you pick for how long you want the other person to be able to see your location. WhatsApp is one example. Tap the attachment icon next to the text box and then choose Location and then Share live location to pick from 15 minutes , 1 hour , and 8 hours. You can also use WhatsApp to send your current location without updating the other person with your live location. Life is one of the many digital monitoring tools now used by millions of parents in the United States.

The service is free to download and use, although you can pay for additional features. According to the San Francisco-based company, Life had over 18 million monthly active users at the end of And on TikTok, teenagers are discussing and debating them. Videos with the hashtag Life have been viewed there over 13 million times.

In some of the most popular clips, teens share with each other strategies for circumventing the app, usually by turning off various phone settings. Other videos are less practical and serve more as a form of venting. But location-sharing apps also provoke thorny questions about how much privacy children and young adults are entitled to. Even if it's totally legal for a parent to track their children, some experts have urged parents to consider how they go about it and the impact it could have on their teen's trust or their ability to practice independence.

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Life generates income mainly through premium subscriptions , which come with additional safety features like roadside assistance for drivers. Other researchers have sounded the alarm about how location-sharing apps can be abused to spy on or stalk victims. Sorry for any inconveniences and thank you for your patience. This is a must have app for parents and anyone with dependents either children or parents with compromised cognitive abilities.

My wife found this app and placed it on my phone after an accident left me loss of short term memory. After the accident, I would literally get lost just trying to go home. My doctor independently recommended the same app to keep track of me. We now use it for everyone in the family, and always know where our kids are, even when they are traveling in a car. It gives everyone incredible peace of mind.

And as the original family member for who it was purchased, it gave me great peace of mind knowing that even if I got lost, my family can track directly to me. I use this to daily to see where my kids are on their commute to and from school and sports. Two of my kids go to high school in a different state and one is a walker to her school. I like seeing them er their safely without having to call them to distract them from driving. Many times, we are in carpools to sports. I can see if my kids are a few minutes away so I can warm up dinner. Sports complexes are big and sprawling.

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So this helps me locate the exact field or side of the parking lot. One time, I knew a bad storm was coming and I could see that my son was only around the corner and would be home before the storm hit. When my husband is away, I can see when his plane lands. I can meet him easily.

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I have used it to find my kid when we separate at the mall. So without this app, in order to find out where each person is and to get their eta.. I glance at my phone and get all that in seconds. This is the most important app I have on my phone and cannot live without it. Currently, we have a snowstorm hitting us hard and school was dismissed early. I am nervously monitoring everyone on life and counting down until they arrive home safely.

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