Yes, you have read it right. You can actually map all the google contacts on the Google Map by adding an extension to Chrome browser. Earlier I shared a tip to find the real time location of your friends on WhatsApp and this is also a useful and fun filled act to see your friend on the world map. The extension is developed by a third party labnol.org and you can find it on Chrome store by the name “Map My Contacts”. This is an open source app and as per their terms and conditions, they do not share the location details anywhere.
Steps to Configure and Add Google Contacts on Google Map
Before you proceed, make sure you have a contacts list saved in your google(Gmail) account. The extension uses the address mentioned in the contacts to track them on google map. This is a simple 3-step process to let you have a look at your contacts on a map. With Map-My-Contacts extension, you can easily see multiple contacts spread across various locations across the globe.
Open Chrome Web store and on the upper left side, search the App name “map my contacts”. Now under the Apps, click on the requested app. It will add to your web store and open it by clicking it.
Once you click to add the app, the developer asks permissions from you to access your data on google and after this, you need to accept google maps terms.
Finally, you will be directed to third party site to map contacts on Google map.
So this is a simple and quick three step procedure
- Step-1. Click on Fetch Contacts
- Step-2. Click on Geocode Addresses
- Step-3. Click on Open Google Map.
The app fetches and processes the addresses for a time period that depends on the size of your contacts database. The app uses the Google maps Geocoding API to convert the postal address to the longitudes and latitude values.
Have Fun by Mapping Contacts to Google Map
This app also allows you to map the contacts of outlook or another mailing app like rediff or yahoo. You just need to export the contacts to a CSV file and later import the same spreadsheet in Map My Contacts App. You can use this useful app to track friends while having fun at the same time. Share this information with others and post your opinion in the comments section.