"Share Location" is one of the most requested feature for Google Maps users. Earlier we used to share real location data with our friends using Google Latitude app, but when Google merge it with Google Maps, the location sharing feature was migrated over to Google Plus. Now it seems company is planning to respond to the requests from the users as it lately announced that it's Google Map will soon roll out with an update which will add a way to share location.
Both Android and iOS platforms will get this update. On tapping the "Share location" option users will be able to share it with family, friends or other contacts you want to inform where you are, and how long you want to share that location info.
This feature won't be limited to mobile platform, desktop version will also receive this update. It's really a great news for those people who've been waiting since the Latitude days, the update will roll out globally soon.