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Google Maps now shares battery life when sharing locations

August 3, 2018

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Last year Google implemented a location sharing feature within Google Maps so that friends and family could keep track of one another. Now, the feature will also share your phone’s battery status when location sharing is enabled.

Allowing others to view the state of charge can help alleviate concerns. Should someone’s battery be running low and subsequently does not answer a phone call or text, it is likely that their battery died or they switched over to airplane mode to conserve their remaining battery life.

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