Google Maps lets you share your ETA via third-party apps

Google Maps makes it easier to share your ETA with loved ones

You can send your ETA on iOS or Android.

Sending someone your ETA on your iPhone or iPad has now become that much easier, thanks to the Google Maps ETA sharing feature. Announced on Thursday, Google has confirmed that the Journey Sharing feature is now rolling out to the iOS Google Maps app.

Google Maps is one of the mainstays of Google's stable of apps and services and certainly one of the best performing and most updated.

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"Journey Sharing" is a feature that the Google Maps team rolled out for Android users past year, which allows for folks to share their real-time location with those they approve.

To share your trip progress, tap the up arrow (^) in Maps while navigating. The improved trip sharing feature is similarly available for bicycling and walking.

The feature is available now, so you can update to the latest version of Google Maps to use it. After sharing, your chosen contacts will be able to watch your progress in real time via Maps, and then sharing automatically ends. "Today's update also allows for sharing across 3rd party apps like Facebook Messenger, Line, WhatsApp, and more-so you can communicate with friends on the platforms you prefer".

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