How to Share your Location on Android without a Street Address or City

Do you want to share your location even if being in one of those urban areas with no street name or address to locate the destination? Google brings a smart solution for this, and with Plus Codes you can share any location in the world since the code basically replaces your entire home address. This feature is currently available for Android devices, so let me guide you in sharing your location on Android even without a street address or city.

While Google doesn’t clearly mentions who is running this or who is behind plus codes, a little digging into the site reveals that the project is managed by Google’s Zurich engineering office. So, you know that you only get the best. And since half of the world’s urban population lives on an unnamed street, you get how useful such a feature really is.

Instead of a typical street address, typing (or copy pasting from chat window) makes the Google map locate any strange address in a blink of an eye. The plus code is therefore a combination of two elements. First is a Shortcode which includes 6 or 7 letters and numbers and second is Locality (a town or city), the accuracy is guaranteed, so congrats Google Maps! After all, this is the most widely used mapping platform by users and developers and such features make it even better!

How to Share your Location on Android without a Street Address or City:

  1. First of all, open the Google Maps app on your Android;
  2. Find the spot by zooming the map for more accuracy;
  3. After that, press and hold on the location to drop a pin over the location (you can see Red pin on top of the location);
  4. Up next, pull up the bottom screen of the map to see the location details that you pinned. You can see the Plus Codes displayed on the map details window;
  5. Then, just share this code with any of your friends or family;
  6. Now, any of them can easily find the place. Your friend can directly enter the code on his smartphone’s Google Map, and the map will point the location with the Plus Codes entered. Besides that, he may also pull up the card in order to see more details and to get directions to the precise location.

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