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Latitude: Using It

Once you’ve set up Latitude on your phone, you’re ready to start using it.

Launch Google Maps if it’s not already running.

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Go to Latitude in the Options menu.

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Here you can see your list of friends

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Selecting them will show them on Google Maps:

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Notice that if they’ve updated their status that will be visible too: 

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and add to them from your Gmail address book:

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You can set your privacy:

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In the map, press a key for each function as follows:

1 zoom out
2 toggle between satellite view and map view
3 zoom in
4 go to location of previous friend in list
5  
6 go to location of next friend in list
7 traffic view (where available)
8 street view (where available)
9  
0 your current location
* go to saved landmarks
# list of friends

use the button at the centre of the upper keypad to move around the map.

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