How can I share location or let others track with me?

Note: Family Sharing and Private Sharing are available with a PREMIUM Tractive GPS subscription plan. Don't have PREMIUM? Upgrade here >

With a Tractive GPS PREMIUM subscription, you can share tracker access with people you trust, or make your pet’s location public at any time. Read on to learn more about the two features that allow you to do just that.

  1. Family Sharing is ideal if there’s someone you trust who regularly keeps an eye on your cat or dog for you - or is just curious about their activities! For example, friends, family and pet-sitters. Once you share tracker access with someone in the Family tab, they can view location, activity, history, and use features like LIVE, Light and Sound. There’s no extra cost. All they need to do is create a free Tractive GPS account.
  2. Public Sharing lets you share your tracker’s current location with anyone using a generated link. It can be a lifesaver in case your dog runs off and someone else is in a better position to help bring them back.
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What are the benefits of Family Sharing?

You can invite as many people as you like - partners, parents, pet-sitters and more - and they can then use all the key features of Tractive GPS. 

They’ll be able to:

Remember: Only you, as the person with the account tied to the tracker, can create or edit Virtual Fences. Additionally, others won’t be able to see details on your subscription plan, account or payments.

When does it come in handy? Here are a few uses we’ve heard from pet parents:

  • Share access with my dog walker
  • Drop my cat off for a while with family
  • Let my vet better understand my pet’s activity
  • Make sure my partner can track while I’m busy
  • Help a family member with an assistance dog

 

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How to use Family Sharing 

Before you get started: Make sure the person you’re sharing tracker access with has a Tractive GPS account.

In the Tractive GPS mobile app:

  1. Open the Tractive GPS app on your phone 
  2. On the Map screen, tap the circle next to your pet’s name, and pick the pet whose tracker you want to share (you can skip this if you have only one pet/tracker)
  3. Go to Profile > Family
  4. Tap Invite New
  5. Choose from Favorites, or press the plus icon to manually add their email
  6. Select how long you'd like to share access - 24 hours, 1 week or indefinitely (you can revoke access anytime)
  7. Wait for them to accept your invite - they should get a mail and a push notification on their phone
  8. Want to stop sharing? From the Family screen, select a contact, and press the End Sharing icon
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In the Tractive GPS web app:

  1. Sign into the Tractive GPS web app at my.tractive.com
  2. Click Manage your Account > Trackers and Subscription Plans
  3. Choose the tracker you want to share access for
  4. Select Sharing
  5. Send an invite under Family Sharing. Make sure to use the email tied to their Tractive GPS account!
  6. Wait for them to accept your invite - they should get a mail and a push notification on their phone 
  7. View your sent invites in the Sharing menu of the web app:
    • Invites that have expired or that you’ve ended will show up as “inactive”
    • You can resend an invite link for pending requests
    • Active shares will either show how long they’re active, or simply show as “active”
  8. Want to stop sharing? Click the trash can symbol next to the person’s details on the list
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What are the benefits of Public Sharing?

Public Sharing helps when you need to share location, quickly, with anyone - including people without a Tractive GPS account. 

It creates a link which lets the person you share it with:

  • See your tracker’s current location
  • Change map view (e.g. Street, Satellite)

Good to know: You can stop sharing at any time. Those you share with cannot access any features or personal information.  

How to use Public Sharing 


In the Tractive GPS mobile app:

  1. Open the Tractive GPS app on your phone
  2. On the Map screen, tap the circle next to your pet’s name, and pick the pet whose location you want to share (you can skip this if you have only one pet/tracker)
  3. Go to Profile > Tracker
  4. Tap Options next to Location
  5. Hit Share Tracking Link and follow the instructions
  6. Want to stop sharing? Tap the Stop Sharing button on the same screen

In the Tractive GPS web app:

  1. Log in to the Tractive GPS web app at my.tractive.com
  2. Click Manage your Account > Trackers and Subscription Plans
  3. Select the tracker whose location you want to share
  4. Click Sharing
  5. Under Public Sharing, click on Get Shareable Link and follow the instructions
  6. Want to stop sharing? Press End Share on the same screen

 

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