How to Share Location on iPhone from iMessage?

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Sharing your current location with your family or friends is very common these days. With iPhones, it is even easier. You can share your location from iMessage right away, without opening the map on your iPhone. iOS has a feature that has an option to share your location with your contacts. The only requirement is that the other person also needs to have an iOS device.

Steps to Share Location on iPhone from iMessage

1. Launch iMessage

Tap the Messages app icon on the home screen of your iPhone. It’s the white dialogue balloon with a green background. Messages will display the latest messages on your iPhone.

2. Tap on a message of a contact you want to share your location with

The threads to the selected chat will be displayed on the screen.

3. Tap the “Details” button

It’s at the top right of the screen and will open more options for the particular chat.

4. Share your location

From the Details menu, tap “Share my current location” with the person you’re chatting with. A message will pop up asking you to allow Messages to share your location. Tap “Allow” at the bottom right of the pop-up. This will make a post on the chat showing your current location.

For your easy understanding, below is a snapshot of steps.

Share location from iMessage on iPhone
Share location from iMessage on iPhone


These steps must be familiar with the users of WhatsApp messenger. In both cases, these are very basic steps and easy to use. Note that your device will have to use its GPS service to provide accurate location so you are advised to keep your iPhone’s location on while sharing your locations with your contacts. These steps are compatible with the iPhones and iPads running on iOS 8 or above.