Now, you can share your location in real-time with family or friends on WhatsApp. Here is how it works.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp launched a new location-sharing feature on Wednesday that will help woman and kids to share their real-time location with family and friends. The new feature is termed as “Live Location” and is available for both Android and iOS users.
The end-to-end encrypted feature lets people control who they share location with and for how long. You can choose to stop sharing at any time or let the Live Location expire by itself. It is an excellent tool to track WhatsApp location of your family and friends.
The new “Live Location” feature is a great safety tool for women and kids. The women will now feel more confident and safe in sharing her location with her close ones while travelling, partying, or in any type of disaster or crisis. The real-time journey or location can be tracked purposely and privately.
How to use WhatsApp Live Location feature
To share your Live Location open a chat with the person or group. Tap on attachments and select “Location“.
Here you will see a new option of “Share Live Location” along with the conventional “Send your current location“. Choose this option to share your location in real-time.
If in a group, two or more people decide to share their location at the same place then a common map is used to track the live status of the person. Live location is time bound and can vary from 15 minutes to 8 hours. However, it is possible to stop the sharing of location manually by tapping upon “Stop Sharing“.