If you’re in a new city and meet someone, but you’re having trouble getting your bearings, you can use a navigation app to solve the problem. Google Maps is perhaps the most popular navigation app in the world, both on PC and Mobile. It’s fast, accurate, and covers almost 98 percent of the world. Let’s explore how you can track someone’s location using Google Maps.
Can You Track a Phone Number on Google Maps?
Google Maps lets you track someone’s location using their phone number provided that person shared their location with you. You need that person’s specific permission to track their location, otherwise, the feature won’t work.
To enable location sharing, launch Maps, tap on your profile picture, and select Location sharing. Then hit the Share location button, and select the person you want to share your location with.
How Do I Find Someone’s Location Using Their Cell Phone Number on Google Maps?
Launch Google Maps, tap on your profile picture and select Location sharing. The persons sharing their location with you are listed at the bottom of the screen. If there’s a map pinpoint icon next to their name, this means they’ve shared their location with you.
Simply select the respective contact to track their location using their phone number.
What About Third-Party Apps?
There are plenty of third-party apps that you can use to track someone by their phone number. Many of them also have a stealth mode option. The person you’re tracking won’t even know you’re watching their footsteps. However, keep in mind that using such apps without the other person’s permission is illegal. Moreover, spying on someone also means you’re breaching the other person’s right to private life, and that’s just unethical, pure, and simple.
Google Maps has a handy built-in feature that lets you share your location with other users. Similarly, you can also use this option to track someone’s location using their phone number. The key element to location sharing and tracking in Google Maps is permission. You need to have the other person’s permission to track their location. Did this guide answer all of your questions? Let us know in the comments below.