Glympse is the easiest way to safely share your location with someone in real time. No sign-up needed and no new social network to manage. Recipients receive a link allowing them to view your ETA and location in real-time for the length of time you choose. When the timer on your Glympse expires, your location is no longer visible. Best of all, recipients do not need any special software to view a Glympse. Send a Glympse via SMS, email, or paste a link, and recipients can view it using any web-enabled device. -- Awards & Press -- * "[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 Features: * Easy: no sign-up required or friend lists to manage * Safe: your Glympse automatically expires * Live: share location in real-time * 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 night out with friends * let your spouse know when you'll be home from work * negotiate an extra hour of curfew with your parents * make sure a loved one knows you are safe while running or cycling * find family members at a theme park * provide a courtesy notice & ETA to a client when you are stuck in traffic * share a charity run with followers on Facebook or Twitter * direct emergency personnel to you quickly

Available on

mobile device

mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

New in recent updates: Background operation - Glympse will now be able to run in the background. This enables users to share their location continually, for the amount of time set, while using other applications and without having to update settings to allow permission for Glympse to run while the screen is off. International phone number support - Glympse now leverages the default messaging app on the device to allow users to share their location with any phone number supported by their carrier. Easier view-in-app capability - Viewers can now easily launch and view a Glympse in the app from a link received in a text message or email through the "View in App" button in the Glympse web-viewer. Description of update: Update: New - Added ability to Pin a Glympse shortcut as a Tile to Start New - Multiple SMS recipients get delivered individual invite codes -- requires you to send multiple messages! New - "Prompt to stop Glympse" on arrival at destination option now re-prompts you to stop when opening the app, if you missed the Notification Toast earlier on. Fix - Pressing OK too quickly on Confirmation page no longer interrupts sending SMS invites. Fix - Editing a shortcut or re-sending an expired Glympse now allows removal of recipients. Fix - Map tile in the app's main screen now updates viewer-counts more frequently when you have an active Glympse Update: Fix - International users should no longer have data loss issues involving shortcuts or destinations. Fix - International users should no longer crash when using the destination picker. Fix - Setting distant destinations should no longer crash. Fix - Several cases where attempting to resume using the app (after tombstone) should no longer crash.

System Requirements

OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM
OS Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture ARM

Additional info

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Approximate download size
1.24 MB - 1.57 MB


Use your contacts
Use information about your device
Use your location
Use your maps
Use your device network services
Use any of your Windows Phone sensors
Access your browser
Use an anonymous Microsoft account

Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

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Platform: Mobile

Buggy in Windows 10 Mobile

Could be one of my favorite and most useful but very buggy




Platform: Mobile


This is great, now I can update my family with ease, without have to call in all the time. Eagerly waiting for the Win 10 version. Will change rating to 4* after some usage.

4 out of 4 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Not Working Windows 10 Mobile

The program freezes all the time. Can't select options to send Glympse.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Great travel app!

I use this app a lot so that my spouse and family can see when I have arrived at my destination. Please keep the Windows version updated, and thanks for a great Windows app!!

7 out of 7 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Works fine, but no option to login with glympse account or socials (facebook). The android version is much better.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Buggy, Terribly written app!

1)Still stuck on a vacation I took to Las Vegas. Will not show that I'm in a different state. 2) when you click on phone numbers to send as only shows email 📧 addresses , which should only happen if you select email addresses. 3) Frustration!!!!




Platform: Mobile

Please keep this app updated. It is great, but it would be way better if it were as good as the other versions.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Promising but for whatever reason it fails to update my location reported when my friends try to check. It even doesn't seem to be correctly reporting the last time a friend checked my location (we tried this while near each other). I've reinstalled the app on multiple phones and even did so after a full phone reset without restoring backups, to no avail. It used to work fine. My only guess is that it could be more reliable when it remains in the foreground, but I can't do this and use my GPS app at the same time. I also haven't seen anything stating that I should keep it in the foreground. Overall, disappointing. The help website is not useful for windows phone either. I hope that the developers can fix this.

7 out of 8 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

App has improved quite a bit in the last year, but still missing features from iOS version. Biggest in my opinion is the ability to request location share.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

I for one don't like the new feature that makes you send a glympse separately to each one of group of several friends. It turns an easy one-click process into something tedious and time consuming.

One person found this helpful.



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