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Trying to describe where you are and how to get you to a friend or family member? You can quickly and easily send your location to someone when viewing a conversation between you and that person in Messages on your Apple Watch.

Send your location through Messages by opening a text message notification you receive on your watch or by pressing the digital crown to access the Home screen and tapping on the “Messages” app icon.

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If you opened Messages from the Home screen, tap the conversation for the person to whom you want to send your location.

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Access actions to take on the current conversation using force touch on the screen. To use force touch, press and hold your finger on the watch screen…

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…until you see a screen with three options. Tap “Send Location”.

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A reply from you displays, saying “Locating…” and “Sending…” displays at the top of the screen.

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Once the location is sent, you’ll also see it in the conversation.

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The recipient will see a message saying that a specific phone number sent them a location and that they can view it on their iPhone.

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On the recipient’s iPhone, a small map displays in the conversation.

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The recipient can then tap on “Current Location” to open the location in the Apple Maps app and get directions to your location.

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