what3words app v4.7: shared lists and widget | what3words
19/11/2020

We’re very excited to announce the launch of one of our most requested features, shared lists, as well as an update to widgets.

Shared lists

Lists are an easy way to share recommendations and useful locations with friends, family, hobby groups and teams. Share a list with your top foodie tips in an area, plan a trip with friends, or organise activities around specific locations. All you need to do is generate a link in the app and share it.

When someone sends you a link, you can decide whether you want to make a copy of the list so you can add your own locations to it, or follow it so you’re able to see the creator’s updates.

Looking for more detailed instructions? Check out our FAQ.

Select a list, tap ‘…’ in the top right corner, tap ‘Share list’ then generate a public or private link.

Four lists to get you started

Here are a few lists from the what3words community to get you going. Click on the link to open the list, then choose whether you want to follow it or make a copy.

Phil’s Peak District photo spots
Phil Sproson is a British photographer based in the Peak District. Check out some his favourite photography spots.

Emma’s Scottish hidden gems
This travel blogger has gathered some of Scotland’s best less-known spots for you to discover.

Kirstie’s top spots in Europe
Kirstie’s passion for travelling and blogging helped her discover these 10 best places to visit in Europe.

Go New Forest’s best winter walks
Walking in the New Forest is a wonderful way to relax and experience the countryside. Here are some of the best starting points for exploring the area.

iOS 14 widget support

Thanks to the iPhone’s latest system update, iOS 14, you can now add a what3words widget to any of your screens, and pick from three different sizes.

If your phone is running on iOS 14, tap and hold any app until it jiggles, then tap the plus sign (+) at the top of your screen and scroll to find the what3words widget and add it.

To start exploring these new features, download the latest app update.

To start exploring these new features, download the latest app update.
We’d love to know how you’re using the shared lists feature. Get in touch to tell us what you think!

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