Glympse is a fast, free and simple way to share your real-time location using GPS tracking on your mobile device, with any of your family, friends or co-workers! This is location sharing on your terms, you decide who sees your location and when!

Send a Glympse to let friends and family know you are on your way. Request a Glympse from a colleague who is always running late. Set up a Glympse group for your family reunion.

Those you share with can view your Glympse from any web-enabled device, no sign-up or app required!

Download Glympse today to start sharing!

App Features:

+ Easy: no sign-up required
+ Safe: your Glympse automatically expires after sharing has ended
+ Secure: Share your location on your terms - you are in control
+ Live: share location in real time with dynamic map
+ View: Friends or family members within a Private Group or share to a Public Group
+ Open: share with anyone – no app required to view
+ Passive: runs in the background
+ Global: works anywhere you have GPS and a data connection

Use Glympse to:
+ Coordinate a social night out with friends
+ Let your friends or family know you made it home safe after a night out
+ Let your spouse know your ETA when you’ll be home from work
+ Let your family know you are safe while running or cycling
+ Find friends at a concert or festival
+ Provide a courtesy notice with ETA to a client when stuck in traffic
+ Share a charity run route with followers on Facebook or Twitter
+ Direct emergency or roadside personnel to you quickly
+ Request a Glympse from a colleague who is always running late.
+ Send a Glympse to let friends and family know you are on your way.
+ Show the kids how close you are to picking them up from practice.
+ Have your kids send you a Glympse so you know where they are and when they arrive at their destination, either a new driver or if their walking home from school

~~~ AWARDS & PRESS ~~~
+ 2014 Webby Award Winner
+ "[Glympse] is one of those apps that’s ingenious in its simplicity, insanely handy to have around, and just a little bit fun to boot." – CNET Reviews
+ "Glympse: The Coolest Thing Your Smartphone Can Do" – Fast Company
+ Named one of "15 Best Mobile Apps of 2011" – Mashable

• Glympse supports iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and now Apple Watch and iMessage. Please note that an iPhone or iPad with cellular data are best suited for sending Glympses as they have GPS for pinpoint location and can share your location while you are on the move.

• We LOVE TO HEAR FROM CUSTOMERS. If you have an issue or suggestion, please send us a note using the "Send us Feedback" feature in the app under Settings.

What’s New

Version 3.33.0

Big update with a power savings feature, security enhancement, and more!
-Enable Low Power Mode in settings to save battery life when your Glympse isn’t being actively viewed.
-For enhanced security, select Delete After Sharing Ends to delete the history of a sent Glympse.
-My current location - Sending a request to someone will allow you to quickly add your current location with a single tap.
-Navigation provider preference - Select your preferred routing app in the settings allows you to pass the address of your intended destination to your favorite navigation app.
-Now including Dark Mode!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Vulcanised ,

Love this app, BUT!!

I used to use this app a lot, so did the rest of my family. But since I got the iPhone 11 Max Pro, it no longer works on this phone. I hope that it is updated soon

Guru-Aru ,

Great app but buggy

Every now and then the app loses its connection to iMessage. Then when I tap on the glympse link it opens it in safari. Support was less than useful, giving me suggestions that in some cases don't work at all (hard press - on an iPhone that doesn't support this) or that were exactly the same as things I had already tried and told them about. In the end the only solution was delete and reinstall thus losing all my favorites.

I use it but it's disappointing.

jim__bo ,

Update Needed

I love this app. We use it on our motorbikes for group rides. If the group gets split up for any reason we are able to identify where the others are and rejoin them.
Since upgrading my phone to IOS12 the app isn't working. Select country to enter phone number and crash or enter as guest and select config then crash.
Looking forward to a fix.

Developer Response ,

Sorry you had that issue jim_bo. It should be all resolved now with the latest update.


112.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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