How To Track Location By Link

Your Quick Answer:

To track someone’s location you first visit: https://grabify.link/ from your browser and paste the link you copied from the video or article you would like to share with the particular individual. Tap on “Create URL”. 

Wait for the link details and copy the shortened link in the “New URL” section. Share this link with the person whose location you want to find out. Wait for them to see the message and click on the link. 

Their IP address will be recorded as soon as they click on the link. Go back to the webpage with the link details and press on the link in the “Access Link” section. 

Go to iplogger.org and the “Track IP” section. Paste the IP address in the text box and tap on the option beside it. You will be able to view the location details such as state and the city they’re in, among other details.

If someone called you, you can track his caller ID location.

How To Track Location By Link:

Follow the below steps:

1. Grabify.link 

To track someone’s location with the link, you have to first go to your web browser of choice, for example, Google Chrome, and type in “Grabify.link” into the search bar. The website will directly open in front of you as soon as you press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Grabify-website

As you scroll down a little, you will find a text box with two options underneath it, namely, “Create URL” and “Tracking Code”. The purpose of this text box is for you to type in or paste a link that will eventually help you find the location of an individual.

Step 1: Enter an Article/Video link to Shorten

Now go ahead to your article or video whose link you want to share, and copy the link. After having done that, come back to Grabify.link web page. Come down to reach the text box and long press on it so that the “Paste” option appears.

Grabify-tool

Click on the option to paste the link you copied. Once you’ve done so, tap on the option underneath it that says, “Create URL”. As soon as you click on it, a floating notification will appear asking you for consent to create a shortened link that will help you track someone. Tap on “I Agree & Create URL”.

Step 2: Send the shortened Link to People

After you provide consent, it will take some time to create an alternative shortened URL, during which you will be advised to remain patient. As soon as it opens, you will find information about the link.

Under the section “New URL”, you will find a shortened link. Long press on it and click on the “Copy” option. This will allow the link to be copied to your clipboard. Now go ahead and send this link to the person whose location you want to see through whichever social media app you like best. You’ll just have to paste the link into the text area and send it. 

Click-on-Copy

Step 3: Wait till They Click on

Now that you have copied the “New URL” that is shortened and have sent it to them using your messaging or emailing app of choice, there is not much you can do. All you can do is wait for the particular person to read your message and eventually open the link.

During this period, it’s best to engage in something else. As soon as they open this link, their IP Address will be revealed. This address can then be used to reveal their location.

Step 4: Visit Access Link of Grabify (to see who clicked on it) 

Once your message has been seen, and you sense that they have clicked on the link, you need to go to the page where you found the shortened link and other link-related details. You will find a section that says “Access Link” with a tracking link beside it. You will have to click on this link, and a new tab will open where you will find out whether or not anyone clicked on the shortened link. 

Copy Access Link of Grabify

Note: The Access Link is a tracking link for the shortened URL, which will keep track of the number of people who viewed the link. 

Step 5: You will see all IP addresses 

and their details (who clicked on the link) 

Once you are in the Access Link, you will see that the people, who had opened the shortened link that you shared, will have their IP addresses mentioned in this section. You will also be able to see the number of people who opened the link.

see all IP addressesΒ 

Other details like country and the time and date when they opened the link will also appear here. Their IP address will be under the section with the same heading, and this is what you have to copy to be able to see the more specific details of their location.

2. Using Iplogger.org

Now that you have the IP address of the individual, you have to go copy it and go to iplogger.org using the search bar. The website will open in front of you; here, you will have to select the option “IP Tracker”. A new tab will open.

Click on IP Tracker

Paste the IP address that you copied earlier in the text box present here. There will be an option beside it that says Find IP info. Tap on it. It will take some time to load, and on the next page, you will see all the details about the person’s IP Address, like the internet connection, country, and the city they’re currently in. 

Click on IP find

How To Track Location by Sending Link:

You can try the following methods:

1. Using IP location Tracker Tool

To track someone’s location with a tracking link, you’ll need to use the tool called IP Tracker. It’s a free web tool that lets you shorten the tracking links which you can send to different social media profiles of the user whose location you want to track. This will help you find the user’s IP address and location as soon as he clicks on the link.

πŸ”— Link: https://tracker.iplocation.net/

πŸ”΄ Steps To Follow:

Step 1: First copy a YouTube video’s link.

Step 2: Next, open the IP Tracker tool from the link.

Step 3: Then you need to paste the copied link into the input box.

Step 4: Click on Create URL.

Click on Create URL

Step 5: Next, it will take you to the following page.

Step 6: Click on COPY to copy the link that’s provided next to the Shortened header.

 Click on COPY to copy

Step 7: Then send it to the social media profiles of the user, asking him to check out the video associated with it.

check out the video associated

Step 8: Wait for him to click on it. As soon as the user clicks on the link, IP Tracker will be able to track the location and IP address of the person.

Access the tracking link to check the location and IP address.

2. SolarWinds IP Tracker

Another tool that you can use for tracking the location of any user is the SolarWinds IP Tracker. However, it’s not free software. Moreover, you’ll need to create an account to use it for discovering the IP addresses of any device, tracking the location of any user, etc. It can only be used for MacBook.

The SolarWinds IP Address Manager scans the IP address of any device automatically once you specify any default gateway. Once this tool traces the IP of any device, it keeps tracking the change in status of the IP in terms of its usage and Mac address, etc. This tool provides a free trial tool.

You can use it for IP address management, reclaiming and finding abandoned IP addresses, as well as scanning IP addresses of routers and other devices. You can create different subnets to manage IP addresses at once and know about their changing status.

Using Online Location Tracker for iPhone:

You can try these apps:

1. iSharing App

The location tracker app called isharing App can also help you track the location of any iPhone user for free. It’s available on the App Store. The interface of this app is so perfectly designed that it’s very easy to keep an eye on the changing location of any user on a GPS map.

⭐️ Features:

β—˜ It shows the real-time location of any family member and friends.

β—˜ You can get notifications about changing locational status.

β—˜ You can see the previous location status.

β—˜ You can find the previous destinations of the user such as home, supermarket, etc.

β—˜ It lets you send your live location too.

β—˜ It provides an emergency alert button.

πŸ”— Link: https://apps.apple.com/app/apple-store/id416436167

πŸ”΄ Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Download the app from the link.

Step 2: Open the app.

iSharing App

Step 3: You need to make sure that your GPS is turned on.

make sure that your GPS is turned on

Step 4: Next, you need to send a request to the user whose location you want to track on the app.

Step 5: Then wait for him to accept your request.

Once he accepts your request you’ll be able to track the person’s live location on the GPS map. 

2. Find My App

Find My App is an inbuilt iOS app that can also help you track the location of any iPhone user. You should know that only if the other user provides you the consent to track his location you’ll be able to find or track his location on the Find My App application. It needs both of you to enable your device’s location service.

⭐️ Features:

β—˜ You can track the live location of any user.

β—˜ It lets you locate any family members or friends changing location.

β—˜ You can see the last location when a device’s location service is turned off.

β—˜ You can remotely lock your device when lost.

β—˜ It lets you find lost devices.

πŸ”— Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.adm

πŸ”΄ Steps To Follow:

Step 1: As it’s pre-installed, open the Find My App. Turn on location.

open the Find My App

Step 2: Click on People.

Step 3: Click on Start Sharing Location.

Step 4: Select the contact to whom you want to send an invitation.

send an invitation

Step 5: Click on Send. The user needs to accept your invitation.

Step 6: Once your invitation is accepted you’ll be able to see their live location only if the person’s GPS is turned on.

Step 7: From now on, you can just go to the People tab and click on Directions to see the location as the person has already accepted your invitation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to find Someone’s location on Google Maps without them knowing?

You can’t find someone else’s location on Google maps without the user knowing about it. The user needs to share his location manually with you so that you can keep track of his changing location. Once the tracking period expires, you won’t be able to see the live location anymore and the user needs to resend it again.

2. How Does the Real-time Location Tracking Work?

Real-time location tracking works to continuously track your changing location. It will monitor your location every second and will update the changes on the GPS map that’s tracking your location. It’s mostly used for finding out the current location of persons, or vehicles as it moves with time.

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