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How to Send Your Location to Others on the Android Tablet Maps App

It’s possible to use the Android tablet Maps app to send your current location to a friend. If your pal has a mobile device (phone or tablet) with smarts similar to your Android tablet, he can use the coordinates to get directions to your location. Maybe he’ll even bring some tacos in pill form!

To send your current location in an e-mail message, obey these steps:

  1. Long-press your current location on the Map.

    You see a pop-up bubble.

  2. Touch the pop-up bubble.

    A pop-up window with more details appears.

  3. Choose the Send Location to Others command from the pop-up window.

  4. Choose either the Gmail or Email item from the Share This Place menu.

    The Gmail or Email app starts, with a preset subject and message. The subject is your street address or the address of the bubble you touched in Step 2. The message content is the address again, but it’s also a link to the current location.

  5. Type one or more recipients in the To field.

  6. Touch the Send button to whisk off the message.

When the recipients receive the e-mail, they can touch the link to open your location in the Maps app — providing that they have an Android tablet or some other Android device.

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