During vacations, weekends, or extended trips, it’s always nice to easily find the location of your hotel or rental without having to enter the full address into your GPS navigation app. Fortunately, Waze has a feature that allows you to save your location with just a few clicks.

Saving the Displayed Location on Waze Map

Anyone who uses a smartphone knows how helpful Waze can be during a trip. This app helps make car journeys safer and more enjoyable.

Waze not only assists with planning routes (distance, travel time, and arrival time) but also keeps you informed about traffic conditions (delays, speed cameras, traffic jams, obstacles on the road, and vehicles stopped on the emergency lane).

In short, Waze is the ideal travel companion for peace of mind. However, the app also offers many other features that are (unfortunately) lesser-known to the general public.

For example, did you know you can save your GPS location directly on your smartphone? This is convenient for quickly finding a place without having to enter the full address each time.

Let’s say you’ve discovered a great, affordable restaurant offering local specialties. Instead of writing the address down on a scrap of paper, here’s how to save the location on the map:

  1. Once you’ve arrived at the address, launch the Waze app.
  2. Click on the small arrow indicating your position on the map.
  3. This action will open a small pop-up window.
  4. Press the Info icon.
  5. Click on “Save this place” located just below the map.
  6. Give the place a name you want to save in Waze.
  7. Save your choice by pressing the blue “Done” button.

Your GPS location is now saved on your smartphone. You can use this tip to save the address of your gym, favorite store, or vacation home.

Note that you can use this feature to set your home and work addresses as well. Just select the corresponding option (set as workplace or set as home) in the Waze settings window.

Finding Saved Locations in Waze

Now that you know how to save a GPS location in Waze, let’s see how to find this address in the app and start navigation to the location:

  1. Launch the Waze app on your smartphone.
  2. Once the navigation assistant is open, click on the “My Waze” tab at the bottom of your phone screen.
  3. Select “Saved Places” located just below your avatar.
  4. You will see a list of all the addresses you have previously saved in Waze.
  5. Select the desired location.
  6. Wait a few seconds for the app to prepare and calculate your route.
  7. Press the “Go” button to start navigation.

You can then follow Waze’s directions to reach your destination. To ensure a comfortable journey, the navigation assistant offers several guidance voices.

Sharing a Saved Location with Other Users

Waze isn’t just for planning routes; it also has a handy feature for sharing your location, especially your saved places, with other users:

  1. Launch the Waze app on your smartphone.
  2. Open the “Saved Places” section.
  3. Choose the address you want to share with someone from the list.
  4. Click on the Menu button (three stacked dots) to the left of the location name.
  5. Press the “Send Location” icon.
  6. Select your preferred messaging app from the list (SMS, email, social networks).
  7. Choose the contact you want to share with.

Your recipient will receive various details, such as the address of your location and a URL for displaying the location directly on the Waze map. This solution is particularly useful when you want to meet someone at a specific place.

Using Waze to Share Your GPS Location in Real-Time

In addition to sharing saved locations, Waze also allows you to share your real-time GPS location with friends and family. This feature is especially helpful if you want to let someone know your current location or monitor your progress during a trip.

Here’s how to share your real-time location in Waze:

  1. Launch the Waze app on your smartphone.
  2. Once the navigation assistant is open, click on the “My Waze” tab at the bottom of your phone screen.
  3. Select the “Share Drive” option located just below your avatar.
  4. Choose the contact you want to share your real-time location with, or select “More Options” to find additional contacts through your messaging apps.
  5. Click “Send” to share your location.

Your contact will receive a notification with a link to view your real-time location on the Waze map. This feature is particularly useful when you’re meeting up with friends or family, as it allows them to see your exact location and estimated arrival time.

In summary, Waze offers a variety of features to help you save, share, and navigate to different locations easily. By taking advantage of these tools, you can enhance your travel experience and make it more convenient to find and share your favorite places with others.