In this post, we will talk about how to use WhatsApp Live Location feature. Recently, WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature to Android and iOS users with its new update that is known as “Live Location”. It lets you share your live location with your friends, family, or whoever you want. The amazing thing about this WhatsApp Live Location feature is that after you share your location the people with whom you have shared it will be able to track your location live or in real-time. This feature comes with end-to-end encryption and gives you total control over whom you want to share your live location with and also for how long.
There are many apps available out there which can be used to do many things on WhatsApp like block calls, schedule messages, etc. But, for using this live location feature you don’t need to install any of those apps. It comes right within WhatsApp as an inbuilt feature. This feature is very useful as it can help you in various situations like meeting with someone, sharing your location with family members or friends when visiting an unknown place, and so forth.
How to Use WhatsApp Live Location Feature:
This feature can be found in the same popup menu which shows up when you tap on the Attachment icon in the text field. Earlier, there was an option to share your static location with others. But, now you will see another option that lets you share your live location. So, here’s how to use WhatsApp Live Location feature on Android or iOS.
Step 1: Open the WhatsApp app and tap on the chat thread of the contact with whom you want to share your live location. Then tap on the Attachment icon to open the popup from which you can share images, audio, etc.
Step 2: Now, tap on Location option. Here, you will see the option to share your current static location or live location. To share your live location, tap on the “Share Live Location” option.
Step 3: Now, you can define the time duration of how long you want to share your live location with the contact. Here, you get 3 options: 15 minutes, 1 hour, and 8 hours. You can choose any time duration and also add a comment if you want.
Step 4: After that, tap on Send icon to share your live location. The contact will see your location in real-time. The location will be shared for the time duration you have chosen even if you’re not using the WhatsApp app. You can also stop live location sharing anytime you want by tapping on the “Stop Sharing” option.
This Live Location feature is a very useful addition to the WhatsApp app. I think it is great as no third-party app is required for sharing your location in real-time. Mention how you feel about the WhatsApp Live Location feature in the comments.
Important Notice: In case, you didn’t see this feature in WhatsApp after updating the app, then you can join the beta program and enjoy the feature.