Find My Friends allows you and your friends to keep tabs on each other, even while apart. It’s a great way to coordinate meet-ups, or regroup on a large outing.
Find My Friends lets you:
See the location of any friend or family member on a map, with their permission, through their cell phone
– Find your friend’s location for free on iPhone or Android. For any other phone, you get 3 free locations. Afterwards, it is $4.99 per month (we use triangulation data through the carriers so we share the cost with you).
– Update locations on demand at any time
Carriers who support the friend location app:
If using the app on an Android phone or iPhone: All Carriers
If using another phone (US only): Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile
Friend location for iPhones and Android Phones:
It’s easy to get started. Download and install Find My Friends on your phone, create an account and invite your friends to do the same. As soon as your friends have joined your account, you can see their location on our Friend Location Map. For each person’s profile, you can also see their location history, request a location update and check-in with your friends so they get your most updated location. If you or your friends need help, the panic button will let everyone know, along with providing the most recent location. This app is always free and works around the world (depending on your carrier).
Friend location for other phones:
Locating friends using other phones is even simpler. All you have to do is send your friend an invite via text message. All your friend has to do is text a “yes” reply. As soon as your friend accepts your invite, you can locate him or her instantly on our map with the push of a button. We use the same technology that you see on CSI or Law & Order referred to as “triangulation.” Triangulation utilizes the cell phone carrier’s network infrastructure to identify a cell phone’s location. Because this data costs us money each time, we can only provide 3 free locations per account. Afterwards, you can upgrade to premium to receive unlimited locations for $4.99 per month. (Note: This premium feature only works in the US.)