How to Quickly Share your Location in Text Message On Android

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on July 8, 2020 by Larious

Let’s admit, we all have that one friend in our group who have a very poor sense of direction. It doesn’t matter how clearly you explain the route, he/she won’t understand. If these things ever happened with you, then you might know the importance of GPS coordinates.

Let’s admit, there are times when we desperately wanted to share our GPS coordinates with our friends or family members to seek help. On Android, you can actually share your real-time location with friends and family members, but you need to have appropriate apps.

Sharing real-time location on Android is fairly a simple process, but its often overlooked. In this article, we are going to share the best method to quickly share your location in text messages on Android. By following the method given below, you can easily share your live location in text messages.

How to Quickly Share your Location in Text Message On Android

The great thing about this tutorial is that it doesn’t rely upon a rooted Android smartphone. So, let’s explore the best and easy method to quickly share your location in a text message on Android in 2020.

Step 1. First of all, head to the Google Play Store and download & install the Android Messages app. Just make sure that you accept all of the permissions and let the app install properly on the device.

Install Android Messages App
Install Android Messages App

Step 2. Make sure to set the Android Messages as a default messaging app for Android. This is required for every type of function to work on this device.

Step 3. Open the app and then opt to create the new message, select the contact for which you wish to share the message, and then write the message. Tap on the plus icon and there select the location option.

Tap on the (+) button and select 'Location'Tap on the (+) button and select 'Location'
Tap on the (+) button and select ‘Location’

Step 4. GPS will now search for your current location and it will point it on the Google Maps. Simply select your location and approve it for the message. Once approved you shall be able to get the location thumbnail inside the message.

Simply share away from the message right to the contact by clicking the arrow button and then you will be done. Your location will be shared instantly to the other end. So this is as simple to share the location as you could think!

Some Other Apps To Share Live Location

Just like Google Messages, there are few other Android apps available on the Play Store that lets you share the live location. Check out the best apps to share live location.

1. WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp MessengerWhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger

Well, it’s one of the leading instant messaging app available on the Play Store. With WhatsApp Messenger, you can share your location, exchange contacts, etc. However, to share the location, one needs to have a working internet connection.

2. Messenger


Well, Messenger from Facebook is another best communication app available for both Android and iOS. With this app, you can exchange text, make voice & video calls, share emojis, share live location, etc. The app lets you share your location with just a few taps.

3. mysms


If you are searching for an Android messaging app to share your GPS location via a text message, then mysms might be the best pick for you. With mysms, you can easily share your location via SMS. It also has a group chat feature that supports up to 50 contacts.

So, this is all about how to quickly share your location in a text message on Android. If you have any other doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below. I hope this article helped you share it with your friends also.


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