1. Jesse Martinez4's Avatar
    I have tried a few 3rd party apps for texting, and I also tried putting a few different navigation apps on. Phone numbers usually auto hyper link, but not addresses.
    04-18-2015 09:29 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Did you try copying the Google Maps URL and pasting it into the text? A URL should hyperlink, and the Google Maps URL, if you set the page to a particular address, includes the location to within a few feet.
    04-18-2015 10:27 PM
  3. iGalione's Avatar
    I've been able to pull it up that if you send just the address, or send the address from google maps, it will open up automatically.
    04-18-2015 10:32 PM
  4. Jesse Martinez4's Avatar
    It's not that I can't send them. The problem is that people type their address into a text and send it to me. My wife had an iPhone and could click on any address sent to her and it would take her straight to her maps app and have that address already entered in for her. With her note 4, she has a lot of awesome features, but she complains about these things which should be easy to do on any phone. I was hoping there was a way to make it work.
    04-18-2015 11:37 PM
  5. Jesse Martinez4's Avatar
    Is there a wayI can make text messages with an address send me to maps when I click on the address?-4853_790_87.png

    See the picture, here is an example. the hyper link is sent from google maps like you said. If everyone sent addresses this way, then there would be no problem, but the majority just type it in like on the bottom part. Apparently this isnt a problem on a lame iphone. But the all powerful Note 4 which I love, cannot do this.
    04-19-2015 12:03 AM
  6. muzzy996's Avatar
    What would be nice is if there was a standard google search intent for simple text selection such that when one selects text with the S-Pen, Google Search would be an option under the Share Via menu. This would at least give you a list of results some of which would be maps if the selected text was a valid address.
    04-19-2015 03:58 AM
  7. PNut91red's Avatar
    Hi! I found this in a search while trying to solve the same problem. I believe this is an issue with Google wanting us to use hangouts as our default messaging app. Google has been very pushy these days, VERY pushy.
    Tatt2014 and nahoku like this.
    07-26-2015 06:45 PM
  8. nahoku's Avatar
    Google has been very pushy these days, VERY pushy.
    Yup, when Google required people to join Google+ just to comment on YouTube, that's when I STOPPED commenting! They can push all they want!
    07-27-2015 03:17 AM
  9. Dean Hellam's Avatar
    Did you find a way to over come this issue? Our fire department gets the address texted to us but only the I phone users can click the adress
    01-06-2016 07:18 AM
  10. WalkingHorse's Avatar
    Hmmm....it works for me. Just received a text with an address from my son yesterday. It converts to a hyperlink automatically in the text message and when I click on it sends me to the address in Google Maps. I am using VZW's text message app (Message+). Perhaps that is the difference?
    01-06-2016 08:25 AM
  11. BigwhiteUK's Avatar
    Click on paper clip, this will bring up options, one of which is google maps. Type in postcode, or adresss in the search bar, click done. Will show in message

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-06-2016 10:20 AM
  12. Sean M4's Avatar
    Reading the other comments, I dont think anyone understands the question the original post was stating. Basically, On the iphone "Imessege"

    If someone sent me an address say 555 Main Street, L.A on my iphone, it would show up as a link (blue) which if you clicked on it, would bring up google maps or whatever map app was set for maps. Now that we have an Android, When we get the address in a text, there is no link to click and no way to copy the address to paste into our map app. So we are asking if anyone has come across a text app that can do that..

    I dont want to ask the person texting me to get the link from google maps and then text it, as they may not have time.
    02-03-2016 08:10 PM
  13. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    The USPT gave Apple the patent for a hyperlink used this way. Google was forced to remove it on phones sold in the United States.
    02-03-2016 08:14 PM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    This might be a good case for Now on Tap.
    02-03-2016 09:17 PM
  15. Sean M4's Avatar
    Ahh thank you good sir for that info! It becomes all clear now, but bummer!
    02-03-2016 09:19 PM
  16. mikevila's Avatar
    Man what a bummer, it's amazing Apple with such a small base compared to Android and we still have these limitations. :-
    04-21-2016 01:22 PM
  17. nahoku's Avatar
    For Apple to even patent something like this knowing full well it'll limit people's usage unless on an iPhone is irresponsible and bad practice. For the US Gov to allow it is even worse! Greed on Apple's part, stupidity on the Gov's! No wonder I'm sick of both of them!
    huntnyc likes this.
    04-21-2016 05:34 PM
  18. TJA3500's Avatar
    Press and hold on the address in the text and paste it in maps search box. On my Note 5 it automatically converts to a hyperlink.
    04-21-2016 08:27 PM
  19. TJA3500's Avatar
    I made up some addresses and sent them to myself on Verizon Note 5 and they convert to hyperlinks.
    When I click on them they open in Google Maps.
    If you have Google Maps open you can hi light the address in the search bar and share with your messaging app.
    04-23-2016 06:11 PM
  20. TJA3500's Avatar
    Attached Thumbnails Is there a wayI can make text messages with an address send me to maps when I click on the address?-1461453245141.jpg  
    nahoku likes this.
    04-23-2016 06:14 PM
  21. Coraya's Avatar
    Wasn't there some silly privacy issue that required Google to disable address and phone numbers to become easy click on links in text messages and emails? I've heard it somewhere before. Maybe I was dreaming

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-24-2016 07:04 AM
  22. alrice's Avatar
    How do I gather a street address from a text message to show up in maps, why is only the phone number hyperlinked and not the street address
    06-09-2016 11:26 AM
  23. alrice's Avatar
    How do I get a street address from a text message to show up in maps, why is only the phone number hyperlinked and not the street address
    06-09-2016 12:19 PM
  24. dmatt78's Avatar
    The easiest way is to send the address in its own text message--no other characters or words. Use this specific format when sending the address, and it will convert to a link automatically once sent. Commas must be between the street address, city, and state but not between state and zip code although you can put one there if you like.

    2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
    07-05-2016 10:53 AM
  25. dmatt78's Avatar
    PS If it doesn't show up as a link, try again, but don't abbreviate (e.g., Pkwy = Parkway, Byp = Bypass, etc.). It's impossible to know which abbreviation will work, so I err on the side of typing the full word for the street type.
    07-05-2016 11:01 AM

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