Sharing your location with trusted contacts

Get extra peace of mind while you drive by sharing your location with your friends and family. Turn it on or off at any time from the home screen, or by tapping 'Safety tools' in your Settings tab.

Note: Location sharing is not available in all markets at this time.

You can learn more about our in-app safety features in the Learning Center tab of your Lyft Driver app.

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Types of location sharing

There are three settings to share your location:

  1. Always share when I'm online
    • This setting is on by default
  2. I'll choose when to share
    • Your location is not shared automatically but the icon still appears for you to start sharing when you want to
    • You can tap on the Share Location icon to start sharing your location or turn the feature off
  3. Never share
    • You won't see the Share Location icon at all if this is set

When your location is shared, the Share Location icon will change color to indicate that it is on:


When your location is not shared, the Share Location icon will change color to indicate that it is off:



You'll also be able to tell when a trusted contact starts following your location:

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Selecting trusted contacts

  1. While offline, go to your Settings and tap Safety Tools
  2. In the Share Your Location section, tap 'Add'
  3. The app will pull your list of contacts
  4. Add up to 5 contacts
  5. Set up your share settings

To remove a contact permanently, tap their name and swipe to the left to delete.

Note: You can't change your trusted contacts while driving, only when offline.

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What trusted contacts see

When your location is shared, all selected contacts will receive a text message with a link to follow your location. You'll be alerted that someone is following your ride if they click the link.

The link opens a view of your ride in the trusted contact's default web browser. Here they can see if you are in a ride, your approximate location, and how long you've been driving.

To protect a passenger's privacy, trusted contacts are unable to see drop-off or pick-up locations.

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