Glympse is a fast, free and simple way to share your real-time location using GPS tracking, with any of your family, friends or co-workers!

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 required!

Glympse now also includes an iMessage extension and Apple Watch App.

Download Glympse today!

App Features:

+ Easy: no sign-up required
+ Safe: your Glympse automatically expires
+ Live: share location in real time with dynamic map
+ 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 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 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

~~~ 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 3.31.2

Bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

JamesD77 ,

Brilliant app would love to see shortcuts support

Imagine being able to start a glympse and put the URL on the clipboard, then send that in a text as part of an iOS 12 shortcut. That would be the icing on the cake for this awesome app

Developer Response ,

Thanks JamesD77...did you know that you can select "OS Share" as the recipient and then send that invite in just about any messaging app you want? You can also create shortcuts and add them to your homescreen to send a Glympse faster.

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.


114.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 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
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2017 Glympse Inc.


  • Family Sharing

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

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