When you start a relationship you want to know at all times what you are doing and where the other person is. That need to always be in contact with your partner can be through voice messages, videoconferences, a simple WhatsApp with emojis, sharing our exact location. A very easy to use the tool but it is not recommended if we want to do it with our partner.
Share location with an iPhone
If you have an iPhone, it’s easy to share your location with your family members by Finding my friends or the Messages app.
With your family members, the group manager should activate the option to share location in the Family settings. Then, each of the family members can decide whether or not to share their location, through the Find My Friends and Messages tools.
This option of iPhones can be really useful since you can ask a member of your family to use the Find my iPhone option to help you locate your smartphone and recover it if you have lost it or someone steals it. It has also served in some cases of accidents to locate a missing person so that the location of the iPhone saved his life.
Apps that allow you to share your location
But not only the iPhone allows you this option. In addition to being able to send where we are through a WhatsApp message, there are several applications that allow location sharing.
Facebook Messenger: just click on the last button located on the right side, the one with the three horizontal dots (on Android) or on the + symbol on the bottom left on iOS. Then, a drop-down menu will open and here we will have to choose “location”.
Citymapper allows us to know with one click the fastest route to reach our destination in different means of transport. But in addition to allowing us to move more easily through the city, it allows us to share the location in real-time, that is, to share our journey with a contact so that at all times we are located. It only works in Madrid and Barcelona.
Glympse was born especially to share locations. We have to choose the option ‘share location’ in our profile and in the menu, we can add a message, choose a destination and for how long we want to share it (up to a maximum of 12 hours)
Google Maps is a widely used app and to share location we will have to log in with our Google account and access the menu by clicking on the three horizontal bars located in the upper left margin.
Later, we will choose the option ‘ Share location ‘ in the menu, we will select the time (from a minimum of 15 minutes to a maximum of three days), and we will choose the people from our contacts.
Google also shows us how to share a route and notify when it is the estimated time of arrival, even when it is a route by public transport. From Google Maps we can also request the location of a friend or relative, and there is the option to deny or block the location request.
Mamen tells us that they often find themselves in the consultation very often with this problem: ” In addition to the obvious intrusion into intimacy and the exercise of meaningless control over the other, it is something that goes further: today is this, but tomorrow I will distrust anything and ask you to do something else for me. And this does not work, because actually having that data does not calm down, contrary to what the one who asks them thinks: it is not a problem of knowing or not knowing, of information, is a problem of trust, of the conception of the relationship. Relationships, so that they work so that they make us feel good and grow, must start from freedom, not from control.
It is one thing to share our location for security for a few hours (if we are going to go out and pass through a dangerous area), and another is to have to provide information to our partner who does not need to know to trust us.