New feature added to Google Maps

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In a major development, Google Maps have received a new update that makes it easier for users to share their location. Users can share their location using Plus Codes. The new change is rolling out to Google Maps for Android through the latest version.

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 The new change is aimed to expand Plus Codes usage by allowing users to easily share their locations. There is no word on when iOS users will get the latest Google Maps update.

With the new update, Google Maps lets users share the six-digit Plus Code by tapping the blue dot that represents your current location. The Plus Code for your location alongside options that allow you to see nearby places and share your location, and save your parking.

Once the screen to show you the Plus Code for your location emerges on top of the map, users just need to tap the code to copy it to your clipboard for sharing with your contacts. Google says that with the latest update sharing location has become as easy as giving anyone a phone number.

However, users on iOS can also get Plus Codes of any location by tapping and holding the map to drop a pin at a certain location.

Plus Codes can be used to help anyone find a location doesn’t even have a proper address. These are derived from latitude and longitude coordinates.