There are many social networks. Each of them is aimed at a different audience and has different goals. There are networks that focus on young people who just want to communicate and exchange funny videos or messages on social networks. There are networks where people can communicate about their work and where employers can find employees. But are there social networks for families? In this segment, there is an app called Life360 that is geared towards use within the family. It allows you to track the location of your loved ones and call them to visit you or invite them to another location.
What is Life360
Life360 is a mobile app that allows you to share locations, make group messages and call for help on the road. The app has 4 main functions: location sharing, circles, places, and premium.
Location sharing is the main function of the app. It allows you to discover your location and see the locations of other users. Users can choose to share or not their location with any particular circle at any particular time.
When you first launch the app, it will ask you to select the location of your home. By default, it will offer you your current location, but you can choose any other
How do you change your home location
Since the app is designed to put GPS pins in different locations, it allows you to easily change your home location. However, it’s not exactly an intuitive procedure. You may not immediately understand how to do it. All you have to do is :
- First, you need to go to the “Places” menu. It displays the home and all the other pins you have set on your map. It will appear as a building icon between the People and Plus icons at the bottom of the screen
- Your home usually appears at the top of the screen. You need to click on it and this will open the Settings menu. You will then have three options available to you:
- Delete Place – This will simply remove the pin completely from the map. You will then need to set a new home location
- Change the Label – Click “Home” under “Location Details” and rename the location as you wish
- Change Location – Select an address under “Location Info” and enter a new address for your home
- Once you are finished, click Save in the upper right corner of the screen and your information will be updated
How to hide your home location
There’s really no way to hide your home’s location in the Life360 app. You can only delete that tag. If you don’t want your loved ones to know your new address just don’t change it. Leave your old location and don’t change it when you move
The app also allows you to stop tracking your location. This is very useful when you don’t want anyone to know where you are and what you are doing. To do this you need to go to Settings > Location Sharing and disable this feature. The map will then show your last recorded location, and family members will not be able to see that the tracking has stopped.