Google’s announcement last week of location sharing in Google Maps is having a very real world effect for Google+ users who are now being advised that ‘Locations’ is being disabled.
Previously users in Google+ were able to share their real-time location across Google products with people and circles they wanted to. That function is now being taken over by Google Maps, or will be with Google advising in their announcement last week that the rollout of location sharing would head worldwide ‘soon’.
Google is also promoting the change to Maps for location sharing on their support page which now says:
You can’t share your location in Google+ anymore. If you used to share your location in Google+ and want to keep sharing it, you’ll need to share it again in Google Maps.
As far as we can tell, the location sharing feature isn’t live in Google Maps as yet, but if this is happening then it can’t be too far away. If you get location sharing in Google Maps, let us know.