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Ever wanted to use Find My Friends with your Android friends? Or Trusted Contacts with iPhone owners who still refuse to switch to your favorite mobile operating system? Well, Google fixed that with a Trusted Contacts update that will now let you share your location across platforms. One of the many useful tricks the iPhone has is a little app called Find My Friends. The app will let you locate your friends and family on a map, and can be a life-saving feature or an incredibly invasive way to spy. Image Source: Google.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: How to Find a Lost or Stolen Android Phone
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- Share your real-time location with others
- Four ways to share your exact location with family (and why)
- Google now lets you share your location across iPhone and Android
- How to track your friends and family on Android
- 8 Find My Friends Alternatives for Android
- Find Your Friends via GPS With These 7 Free Android Apps
Share your real-time location with others
Being lost sucks. There really is nothing worse than going to a huge event with a bunch of friends or family and then getting separated. Instead of partying with the bros, you get stuck next to this lame couple who keeps seriously making out every ten seconds. So, in order to avoid loner status, you can use your smartphone to track and locate your peeps. This app is great, but it will only locate other iPhone users. Some of your friends may not have an iPhone, so they would be SOL. There is also a Find My Friends app for Android, but again, you will only be able to find other Android users.
But, there is one app that can locate your friends no matter what phone they are carrying—even if you know someone who still uses a Blackberry although they will need a Gmail address. It's called Google Latitude , and it's actually been around for quite a while. Google Latitude shares your location with your group just like Find My Friends. You can add friends using your Gmail account and their Gmail address. So, now any one of your friends with a Gmail account can be located no matter what device.
To make it even easier to keep track of your friends, you can utilize the Check In feature, which allows you to give pinpoint location information to all of your friends. Now, you should be aptly equipped to venture off into the wild without ever having to worry about losing your friends. This would have been very useful for this guy.
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Find My Friends allows you to easily locate friends and family using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Just install the app and share your location with your friends by choosing from your contacts, entering their email addresses or phone numbers, or using AirDrop. Find My Friends lets you set up location-based alerts that can notify you automatically when a friend arrives at the airport, a child leaves school, or a family member arrives home safely. You can also set up alerts to notify friends about changes in your location. When you use Find My Friends, your location can be shared from any of your iOS devices, allowing you to choose the device you have with you most often.
Google now lets you share your location across iPhone and Android
Admittedly, it sounds a bit creepy, but these days most people continually broadcast their whereabouts on social media anyway. Over time, Glympse has become one of the most popular location apps on the Play Store. The central premise of the app is being able to quickly and easily share your GPS location with friends, family, and co-workers. Download : Glympse Free. Sygic Family Locator is the best app on this list for anyone who has kids and wants to keep abreast of their location all the time. You can use it to see the real-time location of anyone else in your family who uses the app. Download : Sygic Family Locator Free, in-app purchases available.
How to track your friends and family on Android
Some people are just never on time. The easiest part is that you can just sign up by connecting a phone number to the app. Once you create a group you can invite others via SMS or email, and they can sign in to your group and control when their virtual light is on for you to see them. Another slick feature: Just touch on a contact and with one tap get directions right to their location with Google Maps.
Being lost sucks. There really is nothing worse than going to a huge event with a bunch of friends or family and then getting separated. Instead of partying with the bros, you get stuck next to this lame couple who keeps seriously making out every ten seconds. So, in order to avoid loner status, you can use your smartphone to track and locate your peeps.
8 Find My Friends Alternatives for Android
Do you know where your family is? You do now with these handy apps designed to share or track locations using your phone. Peace of mind is priceless. Checking in on a family member in is much easier than ever, and perhaps less invasive, too.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Hack your friends mobile Camera in just 20 seconds - Using IP address only (by Freakii_hacks)
Find Your Friends via GPS With These 7 Free Android Apps