For this to happen, your contact must have previously shared their location with you, very similar to how WhatsApp works.
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Google continues to enhance the integration between its applications on Android devices, and one of the latest notable additions is in Google Contacts. Version 126.96.36.1996680692 has implemented a feature that allows sharing Google Maps location directly from the Contacts app. This new feature was initially spotted by @Nail_Sadykov on X and has now been rolled out to several users.
In the update, design changes have been introduced, such as new buttons for call, text, video, email, and address, presented within individual circles to improve visibility.
This is a feature present in virtually all messaging apps, but it’s great that it’s coming to contacts
The Google Maps location-sharing module is now available below the traditional options to call or send text messages to a contact.
If a person’s Gmail address is saved in Google Contacts and they have actively shared their location with you on Google Maps, a small Google Maps module will appear. This module informs if they can see your location, and by pressing on it, their location opens in Google Maps. From there, you can receive directions to go directly to them or set notifications when they arrive at your location.
New upcoming changes to the Google Contacts app: pic.twitter.com/9wB1jSgZ6i
— Наиль Садыков (@Nail_Sadykov) May 24, 2023
This addition simplifies the process of sharing locations and makes the experience smoother for those already immersed in the Google ecosystem. For those using Google Contacts, this feature provides an additional and convenient option to stay connected.
Google Contacts, although the primary contacts app for Pixel devices, is available for download on all devices with access to Google Play.
Note: This content has been translated with an artificial intelligence tool, so the translation may be slightly inaccurate. The original version written by our editor is the the Spanish version