The new update is an extension to the original Share Location feature that’s intended to allow users share their real-time place whilst browsing to a specific place. While the feature to discuss live location and ETA for train and bus journeys is originally confined to Android devices, it’s expected to debut on iOS at the coming future. Meanwhile, you have to have the updated Google Maps app on your Android device to go through the new attribute.
Together with the latest Google Maps update, you are able to share the progress of your train or bus trip with your nearest and dearest. To share your bus or train excursion, go to the Transit tab after adding your destination, then enable navigation for a suitable route from the list, and then tap on the Share Trip button in the bottom-right corner. This brings the list of contacts with whom you want to share your live site.
We could spot the capacity to share live location and ETA for train and bus journeys on the updated Google Maps for Android. The identical feature is to debut iOS, however. Regardless, it is likely to reach Apple devices in the forthcoming days.
The new feature comes especially comes as an extension to the original Share Location attribute that Google brought back in March last year. The original feature was aimed to let users share their real-time place whilst navigating to a destination. Last month, Google Maps introduced the ETA sharing attribute to iOS and added the choice to share trip advancement through third party apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.