What are Tags?
The Tags feature in Glympse allows you to quickly view and share your location with multiple friends on a single shared Glympse map.
Unlike some services where Tags are private and invitation-only, Glympse Tags are public spaces (similar to Twitter hashtags) where anyone who knows the Tag name can view and share their location to the Tagged Map. If you are interested in using a private map, consulte Private Groups.
A Tagged Map is a a map of people who have chosen to share their location to the Tagged Map (ex: family or SeattleCyclingClub, etc.). You can join a Tag simply by choosing to share a Glympse with that Tag. There's no need to send a Glympse to everyone in the Tag individually.
Tagged Maps are viewable in a web browser by anyone on any web-enabled device at:
Viewing and Sharing to a Tag
Viewing a Tag from the Glympse app is simple and quick. First tap View Tags from the user bar. If you know the Tag you would like to join enter the name of the Tag and tap Done. If you would like to create a new Tag, give your new Tag a name and tap done.
If the Tag name you entered already exists, you will immediately begin viewing the Tagged Map. You will notice that your user bar changes. When viewing a Tagged Map, the name of the Tag you are viewing will be displayed at the top of the user bar. Below the tag name are options to Share with Tag, and to Tell Others about the Tag.
To begin sharing your location to a Tag, simply tap Share with Tag. You will be brought to the Glympse-share Wizard where you can select the duration of your Glympse, a Destination, and a Message. Tap Send and you will now be broadcasting your location to the Tagged Map. Your location will be visible for the duration of your Glympse to anyone that chooses to view this Tag.
Creating a New Tag
If the Tag name that you enter has never been shared to before, you will be prompted with a New Tag pop-up. Tap Share Now and you will be brought to the Glympse-share Wizard to set the details of your Glympse. Tap Send to begin sharing to your the new Tag.
Tell Others About a Tag
So you’ve just created a new Tag, but you’re the only person on the map. Why not invite your friends to join you on your new Tagged Map? You can invite others to the tag by tapping Tell Others from the user bar. You will be given the choice to share your Tagged Map URL via SMS, e-mail, or Facebook post.