Welcome, Guest: Join Kenyans247 Log In!

Stats: 290 Members, 13,228 topics and 65 posts Date:  Sunday 25 October 2020 at 07:30 AM
Popular & Trending NewestFeatured Links ClassifiedDirectoryLivescoresLive Kenyan TVLive Kenyan Radio Follow Us Like Us

About Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy FAQ's Disclaimer Copyright Contact Us Advertise With Us Download K247 APP Marketplace Moderator Policy We Are Hiring Kenya Radio and TV Stations Listen and Watch Live Letter From the C.E.O Kenya Radio Stations Live Kenya TV Stations Live Kenya - Newspapers and News Sites and popular blog Forum Rules

How To Share Your Real Time Location To Your Contacts Via Android

Kenyans247 / Science/Technology / Phones / How To Share Your Real Time Location To Your Contacts Via Android

378 people viewed

How To Make Slides Vertical In Powerpoint How To Export Goods From Kenya How To Apply For Constituency Based Loans From Youth Enterprise Fund How To Set Bonga Points Pin.
(Go Down) (» Reply topic)
How To Share Your Real Time Location To Your Contacts Via Android by Kenyans247(1): Mon Jan 2020 09:31am
It can be conclusively argued that the basis of any technological advancement lies within the betterment of human interaction with his/her surrounding. Proof of this statement can be noticed through the employment of such technology by various fields dealing in automation, machinery, computers, mechanics, robotics, telecommunications etc
One such field that has undergone a tremendous transformation is the telecommunications sector, ever since the first publicized handheld mobile phone call in 1973 to the current breed of smartphones containing apps for anything you might require to fulfill your daily activities.
To some extent, these apps have also been used to save lives. In an era of frequent kidnappings, GPS technology has been very instrumental in providing leads in solving many cases and as such it is advisable to always share your location with trusted contacts in the eventuality of such circumstances.
Below, we look at how you can do so for free!
1.Ensure you have the Google maps app installed on your phone. If not, you can download it from Google Playstore
2.Once installed, open the app and your current location should be indicated by a blue dot.
3.Click on the menu icon located at the top left, this should bring up a list of available options. Our main focus for this article will be ‘Location Sharing’ so click on it so as to get started.
1-1

4.Clicking on ‘GET STARTED’ will direct you to a subsequent screen whereby you are offered 2 preferences of how you would like to configure the duration with which to share your real time location.
2-1

1.Automatic disabling of sharing after time lapse– This option consists of preset periods with which you can share your real time location whereby transmission will be automatically cut off after the period has lapsed.
The least time is 15mins while the maximum is 3 days. You can make adjustments between the time limits using the minus and plus buttons on the right.
Furthermore, this selection permits sharing of your location via two options:
-Phonebook contact list: This will send an SMS link to your chosen contacts with which they can use to monitor your movements.
-3rd party apps: This will send a link to your installed social media and Instant Messaging apps like WhatsApp, Twitter, Telegram, Facebook, Skype etc.
2.Manual disabling of sharing: This option has no set time limits. However, it does not allow sharing of your location via 3rd party apps.
NOTE; For contacts not connected to a Google account, they shall be able to see your location but for a limited period of only 3 days.

Once the link has been sent to your contacts, they can click on it and they will be directed to the google map page with your current position locked in so they can be able to monitor your every movement.

0 Shares 0 Like •

(» Go Up)

You must Sign in or Sign Up to post content

For you to post content on this website you have to log in or register, it only take few minute to create account

Go Up

Recommended for you

How To Cook Beef Stew Mixed With Waru And Peas How To Register For Kra Pin In Itax Portal How To Deposit Money To Kcb Via Mpesa How To Post Articles And Links On Kenyans247 Forum – Www.kenyans247.co.ke

Currently: 1 guest(s) reading this article

Sections: Diaspora, Kenyans247 ads, Health, Counties, World List Directory, Webmasters, Phones, Technology Market, Art, Graphics & Video, Computers, Gossip, Fashion, Photography, Theatre/Comedy, Forum Games, Somalia Forum, South Sudan Forum, Burundi Forum, Rwanda Forum, Ugandan Forum,

About Us | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | FAQ's | Disclaimer | Copyright | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Download K247 APP | Marketplace | Moderator Policy | We Are Hiring | Kenya Radio and TV Stations Listen and Watch Live | Letter From the C.E.O | Kenya Radio Stations Live | Kenya TV Stations Live | Kenya - Newspapers and News Sites and popular blog | Forum Rules | Featured LinksFollow Us on TwitterLike Us on Facebook

Kenyans247 - Copyright © 2019 - 2020 Sande Kennedy. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise.
Disclaimer: Every Kenyans247 member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Kenyans247.