When setting up your Places, it’s important that you don’t have two or more Places overlapping each other. If they do, it may show that someone’s in one place when they’re actually at the other. If the radius of any two Places is extremely close or overlapping, overlapping Places will basically show as just one big Place.
That being said, you can edit the Place and the radius as long as you’re the one who created it.
Edit a Place:
You can edit the Place and the radius as long as you created it. To edit a Place, follow these steps:
- Tap on the Places button in the main Location tab
- Tap on the Place you want to edit
- Use the slider under the map to change the radius from 250 feet to over 10,000 feet
- Or, tap and hold on the map to move the pin around the radius circle
- Verify that two Places do not overlap or touch each other
- Tap on 'Save'
NOTE: The example below shows two common mistakes in making Places.
The two Places overlap. If you are at "Outback Steakhouse" in this far left side of the picture, Circle members might get an alert saying you are at "Smiths", which is shown on the far right of the picture. This is because the two Places together cover this whole area.
The Places cover a street. This means that when you drive down the street called "W Sahara Ave" or "Durango Dr" on this map, your Circle members will get an alert saying you arrived at one of these Places. Then, because you are just driving by, they will quickly receive an alert saying you left one of these Places. In reality, you do not arrive or leave, you just drove past. But because the Place includes the street, it will locate you there.