In Teams for personal and small business use, you can share your location with your contacts, but you can also share places and set notifications when someone arrives at or leaves that shared place.

In order to be notified when a contact arrives at or leaves a location, the contact must be sharing their location as described in this article.

Note: This feature is currently available on Teams for iOS and Android.

First, your contact will have to enable location sharing.

  1. In the chat where you want to share your location and set a shared place, tap the Plus  Teams plus button black button, then tap Location.

  2. Select Only while using the app to allow Teams to share your location.

  3. Select Share your live location.

  4. If prompted, tap Allow access, then tap Allow all the time.

  5. Select Share for 30 minutes, Share for 1 day, or Always share your location, then tap Share live location.

    Note: To stop sharing your location at any time, tap the Sharing Location banner at the top of the chat, then select Stop sharing.

Next, you can select a location and set up notifications.

  1. Go to the chat where you would like to be notified.

  2. From the DASHBOARD, tap the map under Location.

  3. Go to PLACES and select Add a shared place.

  4. Search places or tap a Suggested place, then select Add to shared places and select Done.

  5. Then tap Add Notification.

  6. Select whether you would like to be notified Every time or Once your contact accesses that shared place. 

    Note: If you are in a group chat you will need to Select a user to choose which user(s) you want to be notified about.

  7. Select if you want to be notified when the contact(s) Arrives, Leaves, or Arrives or Leaves.

  8. Select Done.

The contact(s) you selected will be notified in their Activity Feed that you have added them to the shared place, and that you will be notified when they Arrive and/or Leave, as selected above.

First, your contact needs to enable location sharing following these steps.

  1. In the chat where you want to share your location set a shared place, tap the Plus Teams plus button black button, then tap Location.

  2. Select Only while using the app to allow Teams to share your location.

  3. Select Share live location.

  4. If prompted, tap Allow access to be taken to your phone’s settings, then set Location to Always.

  5. Return to the Teams app.

  6. Select Always on, then tap Share live locations.

     

    Note: To stop sharing your location at any time, tap the Sharing Location banner at the top of the chat, then select Stop sharing.

Next, you can select a location and set up notifications.

  1. Select the Plus Teams plus button black button again, then select Location.

  2. Use the Search places field at the top of the screen to find a location, use one of the Suggested Places at the bottom of the screen, or drag the map to find a location. When you find the location you want, select Send location.

  3. Select the More button next to the place you just selected in the chat, then select Add to shared places.

  4. Tap the Add to shared places button, then select Done.

  5. Tap Add Notification.

  6. Select whether you would like to be notified Every time or Next time your contact accesses that shared place.

  7. Tap Select a user, then choose which contact(s) in the chat to add to that shared place.

  8. Select if you want to be notified when the contact(s) Arrives, Leaves, or Arrives or Leaves.

  9. Select Done.

The contact(s) you selected will be notified in their Activity Feed that you have added them to the shared place, and that you will be notified when they Arrive and/or Leave, as selected above.

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