How to Send a Location Pin on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Sending a location pin on Android can be a useful way to share your current location with friends, family, or colleagues. Whether you want to meet up with someone or simply let them know where you are, Android provides a convenient way to send a precise location pin through various messaging apps. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to send a location pin on Android.

Step 1: Open Google Maps

To begin, open the Google Maps app on your Android device. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it for free from the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Search for the Location

In the search bar at the top of the screen, type in the name of the location you want to send as a pin. You can search for an address, landmark, business name, or any other place that is searchable in Google Maps.


  • Use specific keywords: If possible, be as specific as possible when searching for the location. This will ensure that you find the exact place and avoid any confusion.
  • Add additional details: If necessary, include additional information such as city name or ZIP code to narrow down your search results.

Step 3: Select and Share

Once you have found the desired location on the map, tap and hold on it until a red pin appears. This indicates that the location is selected.


  • Pinch-to-zoom: To get a closer look at the map and make sure you have selected the correct spot, use pinch-to-zoom gestures to zoom in or out.
  • Drag the pin: If the red pin isn’t exactly on the desired location, you can drag it to the correct spot by holding and moving it with your finger.

After selecting the location, a card will appear at the bottom of the screen with details about the place. At the bottom of this card, you will find various sharing options. Tap on the “Share” button to proceed.

Step 4: Choose a Messaging App

A list of available messaging apps on your device will appear. Select the app you want to use to send the location pin. Some common options include WhatsApp, Messenger, SMS, and Email.


  • Frequently used apps: If you have a preferred messaging app that you use often, consider setting it as your default app for sharing locations to save time in future.
  • Multiple recipients: Most messaging apps allow you to select multiple recipients if you want to share your location with multiple people at once.

Step 5: Send and Confirm

The selected messaging app will open with a pre-populated message containing the location pin. You can add any additional text or context if desired. Finally, tap on the send button to share your location pin with others.


  • Add a personal message: Consider adding a brief message along with the location pin to provide context or any specific instructions if necessary.
  • Double-check before sending: Before hitting send, make sure that you have selected the correct location and verified all details in your message.

That’s it! You have successfully learned how to send a location pin on Android. Now you can easily share your current location with others, making it convenient for meetups, directions, or any other scenario where sharing a precise location is helpful.

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