Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pinpoints: Sharing Location With A Friend Made Easier

Author: Gagan Masoun
Pinpoints: Sharing Location With A Friend Made Easier
Suppose you are having lunch with a friend at a restaurant and your other friends want to catch up. The easiest way for them to know where you are is using Google Maps and shares a location with your friend. However, your use of the Pinpoints feature will be limited.The Pinpoints feature is an online tool that allows you to easily share location with family and friends.

To share a location, simply create “pinpoint” and send it via email, text message or through your favorite social network.

Pinpoints are also very convenient because it is integrated with any type of mapping app or software. You can be sure that whatever type of Smartphone your friend or family member is using, he or she can be able to view it. Also, it is view-able in any type of Web browser via a short URL.


Here Are Some Steps So You Can Start Using Pinpoint:

1. Go to Pinpoints website and click the “allow” Pinpoints access to your computer’s location.

Pinpoints - Allow

2. Type in your current location to bring it up on Pinpoints. You can type in the name of a business or you can also choose to enter the location- city, state, postal code or address.

Select Location - Pinpoints

3. Pinpoints will automatically display the local results below the search box and you can select among it has presented.

4. When you have selected your location, a pointer will appear on the map. Click the pointer to bring up the information panel on the right side of the page.


5. On the information panel you’ll notice that some fields are already filled in. You can add or change the information. The information that will be put on the panel will appear in the “pinpoint” that you will send to your friends.

6. Now, Click the “Click Me!” button after you’re done updating the information.

Enter your email address on the “from” field and also include an optional message if you want on the pop- up that will appear. Type in the email address or the phone number of the friend that you want to share your location with.

Pinpoints - Pop-up

8. A shortened link will be automatically included in the message. You can write your message up to only 100 characters.

9. You can share your “pinpoint” on your social network by clicking the social icons at the bottom of the pop- up.

10. After clicking the “Send” button, Pinpoint will automatically “enrich” your shared location with reviews, website URLs and phone numbers.

11. After finishing the preceding steps, you will see a stylish and interactive “pinpoint” with all the useful information, a Call button, the option to rate the service, the ability to get direction and more.

12. After creating the “pinpoint”, you can click on the same location on the map anytime, update its information and resent it.
Pinpoints are definitely the easiest way to let your friends and family know where you are and also allows you to give information about the location. Any question? Ask via comments.! Stay Blessed :)

Author - is the owner of Blogs Daddy Blog. Gagan lives in India, has been blogging since 2010 and writing Blogs Daddy Blog since 2011.You can follow him on twitter @BlogsDaddyYou can also follow him on Google+.


  1. Thanks a lot Gagan Masoun for sharing this tutorial. I was looking for this.