How to add a link to google maps to your appointment reminder

Adding a location to your location is a great way to make sure people find you when they have an appointment with you.

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SMS is a limited to text.  With RCS, in the future, we will be able to add all different kinds of media, including google maps, to our message.  However, did you know that there is an easy way to add a map to your location via SMS?  

 

Simply follow these steps:

1) go to http://https://www.google.be/maps 

2) Search for your location

3) Now you have a long link: https://www.google.be/maps/place/Culliganlaan+2F,+1831+Machelen/@50.8841301,4.4490502,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47c3dce2c5b93c7b:0x31b1b420fa0669ae!8m2!3d50.8841301!4d4.4512389  Too long to input in a text message, right?

4) Go to https://bitly.com/ 

5) Copy paste your long link into the textbox and click "Shorten link"

6) The result will be something like https://bit.ly/2R6m0sP  Copy paste that link into your text message

 

Hi Dennis, I just wanted to remind you of our meeting tomorrow at 14:00. You can find a map to our location here: https://bit.ly/2R6m0sP I'm really looking forward to our meeting! Regards, David

 

Now, when your recipient receives your message, he can just click the link and instantly get a map of your location and even use it to navigate to you.  For your recipient, it will look something like this:

 

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