Display your public Latitude location on your Google Profile

Thursday, June 11, 2009 | 3:22 PM

Last month, we launched the new Google public location badge, which lets you publish your Latitude location to your blog or website. Starting today, you can choose to display your badge location on your Google profile. Your Google profile can include online photos, links to your blog or other online profiles, and ways for people to contact you. It also gives you greater control over what people find when they search for your name on Google. Don't have a Google profile? Go to www.google.com/profiles to get started.



To add your location to your Google profile, you first need to enable the Google public location badge. Please keep in mind that your location will be shared publicly with anyone who visits your public profile page, for as long as the badge is enabled. Once you've enabled the Latitude badge, go to the Edit profile page and check the box next to 'Display my Latitude location.' Your Google profile will now display your most recent location if it was updated in the last 24 hours. Note that only your location, not the badge itself, will appear on your profile.


The badge is currently only available in the US, but will be available in more countries soon.

Posted by Peter Harbison, Product Marketing Manager

3 comments:

Jonathan said...

Please fix latitude on Android! It will only run in the background for a few hours which makes latitude less than useful...

zzboy said...

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Stu said...

Can anyone there explain why G1 users in the UK do not have Latitude enabled on their phones? So far repeated requests for a reason have been met with either silence or passing the buck to T-Mobile. T-Mobile say that Google are at fault. Could someone please clarify?