Glympse - Share GPS location

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4.1
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About this app

Glympse is an app that lets you temporarily share your real-time location with family, friends, co-workers and more. It visually answers the question, “Where are you?” Glympse gives people and businesses power to share real-time locations safely, securely and temporarily, regardless of what type of mobile device they all have.

The app uses the GPS capability in your mobile phone to let you share your location in one of two ways:
Via a web-based map for a predetermined period with anyone you choose who does not have the Glympse app
Within the Glympse app for a predetermined period for those who, like you, have the Glympse app downloaded.

Sharing your location with someone is referred to as "sending a Glympse." A Glympse goes out as a link via text message. When recipients click on the Glympse link they can view your location on a map in real-time using any web-enabled device for as long as you choose to share with them.

Send a Glympse to let friends know you are on your way to meet them. Request a Glympse from a colleague who is running late to a meeting. Set up a Glympse Tag with your biking club. Create a Glympse Premium Tag for an upcoming local Santa parade. Those you share with can view your Glympse from any web-enabled device, no sign-up or app required.

Glympse is the pioneer of location-sharing. Since 2008, we have been providing solutions that offer communication between the right people at the right time when it matters most. Our solutions operate successfully with minimal data retention, and by default, we do not keep data, nor do we harvest or sell it.

Download Glympse for free today.

Features
Glympse Private Groups
Glympse Private Groups is a feature in Glympse that creates a private, invite-only Group. You give members control over who can be a member. All members of a Group can share their location and request the location of other members – all visible only to those in the Group. Private Groups are ideal for sharing with family, carpools, sporting teams, groups of friends and more.

Glympse Tags
Glympse Tags is a feature in Glympse that allows you to quickly view and share location with multiple friends on a single, shared Glympse map. Glympse Tags are public spaces (similar to Twitter/X hash tags) where anyone who knows the Tag name can view the tag map and add themselves to that map. When you view a tag map, what you are seeing is a map of people who have chosen to join the tag map (example: !SmithFamilyReunion or !SeattleCyclingClub).

Glympse Premium Tags
Glympse Premium Tags is our premium offering in Glympse that provides customization options to personalize and brand the Glympse experience. You can create a one-of-a-kind experience by uploading your logo and branding, map out certain routes you plan to make stops at, as well as other branding elements. Glympse Premium Tags is ideal for events such as community parades, Santa parades, food trucks, marathons, and so much more.

The browser map viewer for non-app users may not be entirely accurate in regions such as Japan, China, and South Korea. Various factors, including mapping data limitations and regional restrictions, may result in imprecise displayed information in these areas.
This limitation does not affects in app users
Updated on
May 16, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.1
112K reviews
Gbosearcher -
October 22, 2023
I have used the app for several years. The lastest update has created all kinds of glitches. For instance, I picked up someone at the airport 75 minutes from my house, the app showed me parked waiting. However, it never moved until after I returned home. The new contemporary look creates more steps than before and isn't user friendly at all. Definitely a lag on updating location. Looking at different options now
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Joyce Belobraydich
October 23, 2023
Must have been an update recently. Nothing works as it did before the change. It was easy to see all a person's info along the bottom of the map; the icon for the person was small and didn't cover things up; and it was easy to move between people on different maps. Now, you have to tap on several different things in order to see a person's info, and it covers the map up. The icon is large covering up a lot, and it's not intuitive as to how to move between maps. Please change it back!!
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A Google user
October 24, 2019
It's certainly a useful app. More often than not it's very glitchy. sometimes the speed says I'm going 70 when I'm definitely only going about 45. I've noticed some times that the blue line that follows behind you does not always accurately reflect on the map. I've also noticed that it seems a little bit hard to actually get the group settings to work but that could just be me and my phone and not the app.
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What's new

Bug fixes and minor enhancements.