Loopt Expands to AT&T
Today Loopt announced that it is now available on a handful of handsets on AT&T's network. Loopt now spans all the major U.S. wireless networks. Loopt, which is a location-based service that enables users to share their location information with friends, will work on the following AT&T devices: Motorola V9x and Z9, Nokia 6650, Pantech c610 and Matrix, Samsung a637, Propel and Rugby, and the Sony Ericsson w760a. The service costs $4 per month and has over 1 million subscribers.
Facebook Adds More Control Over Location Sharing In Messenger
Facebook today altered the way it handles location sharing within Messenger. Previously, Messenger allowed users to set their location-sharing status to on or off.
Snapchat Introduces Simple Location Sharing
Snapchat today updated its mobile app and made it possible for users to share their location with one another. The tool appears to have just two modes, on and off.
Google Maps Improves Location-Sharing Tools
Google today made it possible for Maps users to share their exact location with friends and family. In Maps, users need only tap the blue dot (signifying their location) and select those with whom they'd like to share.
Google's Trusted Contacts App Lands On iOS
Google today brought its Trusted Contacts app, available to Android devices since last year, to iOS handsets. Trusted Contacts lets people share their location with others during emergencies.
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