Use a screen reader to share your location with Teams for your personal life

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Use Teams for your personal life with VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, to share your location with your friends and family.

Notes: 

  • New Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in iOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, visit Apple accessibility.

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Share your location

With Teams for your personal life it is simple to share your location with selected friends or family members, either continuously or on a case-by-case basis. This lets parents to see where their children are, for example.

  1. On the Chat tab in Teams for your personal life, swipe right until you find the chat where you want to share your location, and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe left until you hear "Compose options," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Location, button," and double-tap the screen.

    Notes: 

    • If your phone asks you to allow Teams for your personal life to access your location, swipe right until you find the option you want, and double-tap the screen to select. The options are:

    • If you choose Don't Allow, you cannot share your location.

    • Only while using the app

    • Always allow (you must choose this if you want to share your live location)

    • Don't Allow

  4. Tap with four fingers near the bottom of the screen to move the focus to the list of locations.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • Swipe left until you hear "Share your live location" and double-tap your screen. To choose this option, you must allow Teams for your personal life to always access your location.

    • Swipe left to browse thee suggested places near you until you hear the location you want to share, such as the restaurant you are in or simply your current map location, and double-tap the screen. If you chose a location other than Send current location, swipe left until you hear "Send map pin, button," and double-tap the screen. The focus returns to the chat and the location you selected appears there as a Google Maps link.

  6. If you selected Share your live location, you must now select how long your location is shared in the chat. The options are:

    • Share for 30 minutes

    • Share for 1 day

    • Always share your location

    Swipe right until you find the option you want, and double-tap the screen. Then swipe right until you hear "Send live location, button," and double-tap the screen.

    The focus moves to the Close button. Double-tap the screen to return to the chat. The location you selected appears there as a Google Maps link for the duration you have chosen.

Stop sharing your location

If you are sharing your live location, you can stop sharing it at any time, even if the duration hasn't expired yet.

  1. On the Chat tab in Teams for your personal life, swipe right until you find the chat where you are sharing your location, and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe left until you hear "Compose options," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Location, button," and double-tap the screen.

  4. Tap with four fingers near the bottom of the screen to move the focus to the list of locations.

  5. Swipe left until you hear "Stop sharing, button," and double-tap your screen.

  6. To return to the chat, tap with four fingers near the top of the screen. The focus moves to the Close button. Double-tap the screen to return the focus to the chat.

See also

Use a screen reader to chat in Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to set up Teams for your personal life

Basic tasks when using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Use Teams for your personal life with TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, to share your location with your friends and family.

Notes: 

  • New Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Android screen reader, TalkBack. To learn more about using TalkBack, go to Android accessibility.

In this topic

Share your location

With Teams for your personal life it is simple to share your location with selected friends or family members, either continuously or on a case-by-case basis. This lets parents to see where their children are, for example.

  1. On the Chat tab in Teams for your personal life, swipe right until you find the chat where you want to share your location, and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Button, compose options," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Location button," and double-tap the screen.

    Notes: 

    • If your phone asks you to allow Teams for your personal life to access your location, swipe right until you find the option you want, and double-tap the screen to select. The options are:

    • If you choose Deny, you cannot share your location.

    • Allow all the time (you must choose this if you want to share your live location)

    • Allow only while using the app

    • Deny

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Swipe right until you hear "Share your live location" and double-tap your screen. To choose this option, you must allow Teams for your personal life to always access your location.

    • Swipe right until you hear "Suggested places," swipe right until you find the location you want to share, such as the restaurant you are in or simply your current map location, and double-tap the screen. If you chose a location other than Send your current location, swipe left until you hear "Send map pin, button," and double-tap the screen. The focus returns to the chat and the location you selected appears there as a Google Maps link.

  5. If you selected Share your live location, you must now select how long your location is shared in the chat. The options are:

    • Share for 30 minutes

    • Share for 1 day

    • Always share your location

    Swipe right until you find the option you want, and double-tap the screen. Then swipe right until you hear "Share live location, button," and double-tap the screen.

    The focus returns to the chat and the location you selected appears there as a Google Maps link for the duration you have chosen.

Stop sharing your location

If you are sharing your live location, you can stop sharing it at any time, even if the duration hasn't expired yet.

  1. On the Chat tab in Teams for your personal life, swipe right until you find the chat where you are sharing your location, and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Button, compose options," and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Location button," and double-tap the screen.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "Stop sharing, button," and double-tap your screen.

  5. To return to the chat, swipe down-then-left.

See also

Use a screen reader to chat in Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to set up Teams for your personal life

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

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