SafeBoda’s new Safety Kit: Ensuring your security with Live Location Sharing

3 min readFeb 21, 2024

One of the most prominent elements of the SafeBoda app’s recent update is the Safety Kit. Through this, your safety as a customer — while on a trip — is tripled beyond just the basic helmet wearing or seat-belt tightening.

In this article, we focus our attention on one of the features in the new update; the live location sharing. By the end of this, you should be in the know of what the SafeBoda live location sharing feature is, how to use it, and the benefits of using it.

What is the SafeBoda live location sharing feature?

We’ll give you two scenarios for this.

One, imagine you are late for work — probably by a few minutes. Your boss is calling every other second questioning whether you are really stuck in traffic or you are on the SafeBoda ride you claim to be on.

Two, picture yourself leaving a late evening meetup with your friends heading home on a SafeBoda, but your friends are really interested in monitoring your movement back home.

This new feature comes in handy! For your boss, you can just share with them your live SafeBoda location to be confident that you’ll show up to the office. Same with your friends. Give them full visibility of your trip and let them smile on your way home. All in a few simple steps.

How to use the SafeBoda live location sharing feature

The live location feature is accessible in the latest version of your SafeBoda app, designed for utmost convenience.

Here’s a quick rundown of the steps:

Order Your Ride: Once matched with a SafeBoda or SafeCar, the Safety Kit feature becomes visible for use once the trip commences.

During the Trip:

  • Tap the Safety Kit button (located right above the ‘On Trip’ banner).
  • Select the “Share Live Trip Location” option.
  • Choose the app through which you’d like to share the live location, such as WhatsApp, X, or Instagram.
  • Proceed to share.

The recipient will receive a message containing a link to track your trip on their SafeBoda app, be it on Android or iOS. Once the trip concludes, the link will cease to be responsive and eventually expire.

Benefits of using the SafeBoda live location sharing feature

As previously mentioned, this live trip location sharing feature is a savior in situations where you need to establish trust with those concerned about your whereabouts. It also proves invaluable whenever you require an extra set of eyes on your movements, should any untoward incident occur during your journey.

Additionally, it solidifies your relationship with the SafeBoda app, offering you the assurance of your security while on the move. Now, you can ride with confidence, knowing you have an added layer of safety with SafeBoda’s live location sharing feature.

Try it out

On your next SafeBoda trip, try out the live location sharing feature and share your feedback with us. It does not hurt! If you do not have the SafeBoda app yet, download it from Google Play Store or the App Store to get started with your safe journey.




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