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Bark App Updates

Keep Track of Your Kid’s Location with Check-Ins, Alerts, and Live Map

The Bark Team  |  May 11, 2017

**This blog post was updated on December 4, 2023.**

At Bark, we know just how important location sharing is for families, especially as kids start to get older and are away from home for longer periods of time. To help parents out, we offer three different ways to keep track of your child: check-ins, alerts, and real-time map tracking.

If In Doubt, Send a Check-In

Check-ins are an easy way for families to get peace of mind when their kids are out with friends. Rather than sending a "Did you get there?" or "Where are you?" text, you can rely on a GPS-based location confirmation from your kid to verify that they've safely arrived at their destination. It can even give you step-by-step directions via Google Maps so you can meet them where they are if necessary.

Location Alerts Take the Guesswork Out of Arrivals & Destinations

Enter in frequently visited spots — like school, home, or a friend’s house — and get automatic alerts whenever your child arrives or leaves. No more constantly checking your phone for messages or opening up the app.

Bark's Live GPS Map Provides Peace of Mind 24/7

Track your kid’s location no matter where they roam with our GPS-powered, real-time location tracking. You can zoom in and see where they are exactly, and if you have more one than kid, you can see them all at the same time!

Ready to Get Started?

All of Bark's location tracking features are available with our app and our phone. Get started today to see just what a game-changer peace of mind can be.

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