How to quickly share your current location on iPhone

There are lots of scenarios where you might want to quickly share your location with a friend or family member. Many people are probably aware of how to do this via Apple or Google Maps, but there is a slick shortcut built right into iOS for this feature.

In some cases it might be fastest to type out the address you’d like to share with someone rather than dropping a pin from a maps app. However, Apple has an even faster shortcut that’s built right into the iOS QuickType keyboard suggestions.

  1. Launch Messages
  2. When you’re ready to share your currently location, type “I’m at ” (make sure to hit the spacebar after at)
  3. You’ll see “Current Location” appear just above the keyboard
  4. Tap it to send your location, wait a moment before tapping a second time, it can take a bit to respond

A pin with a quick link to get directions to your location will be sent, and you don’t have to send any text with it, the “I’m at ” is just a trigger to call up the shortcut.

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