Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 5:55 PM ET

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National Audio 5:55 PM ET

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NAT162 - (US-TEC-Google-Maps-Location-Sharing) SAN FRANCISCO. x-20s. Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family. The location-monitoring feature is an update to the Google Maps mobile app, which is already installed on most of the world's smartphones. Reporter Michael Liedtke (LIHT'-kee) says the new tool will be a more convenient way for people to let someone know where they are without having to text or call them. ("..at some point.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Similar tracking is already available on other apps; Glympse has offered this function for years. Apple also offers a tracking option called "Find My Friends" on its iPhone, iPad and Watch.

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