Share your location with Google Maps short URL

 Have you ever faced a situation where you had to explain your location or give turn-by-turn directions to someone coming to your home? It is very difficult to make a person understand the directions especially if he/she is new to the place.

But here's good news in this technologically advanced era.


Go to https://www.google.com/maps/.




Enter the start and end points and click  .


You'll get the directions with a blue line as shown :



Explaining this blue line is not possible and is not going to do any good. It might help if you give the URL that is in the address bar, but if you have to type the URL to send it, it won't be easy, because this is the URL in the address bar:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+Meadows+Apartments,+1000+Escalon+Ave,+Sunnyvale,+CA+94085,+United+States/Googleplex,+1600+Amphitheatre+Pkwy,+Mountain+View,+CA+94043/@37.4048493,-122.0845748,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x808fb6fdf1255ac9:0xa91dfc6e9b55eee7!2m2!1d-122.045453!2d37.387844!1m5!1m1!1s0x808fba02425dad8f:0x6c296c66619367e0!2m2!1d-122.084058!2d37.422!3e0


So here's the interesting part :





Click on the Share button on the bottom-right-hand cornor :









Check the Short URL box and you'll get this short URL that is easy to share, copy-paste and even type in a SMS or into Whats App.


https://goo.gl/maps/947LZ 


 You can also save this short URL in your mobile device notes and share it whenever someone asks for directions.

So keep handy, a Google Maps short URL showing directions from a famous location to your address.


How will this short URL help the receiver?

Let's say you send the URL via mail or WhatsApp. Your friend will get a link :


 The link will take him to a page with all the instructions to reach the destination. He can also go to the map to get a bird's eye view.






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