I hope you have heard about the recent update made by WhatsApp which is called WhatsApp Live Location?.
You can’t hide anymore, WhatsApp knows your location and there is a new feature called WhatsApp Live Location which allows you share your location with your friends and groups while chatting with them.
It’s good to know that location Sharing is not a new feature in mobile apps because apps like Google Maps, Facebook Messenger, and Snapchat all uses it. It is a great way to let people know where you are, for instance, if you have travelled to a country or city that you are not familiar with. So how do you use this new feature? Well, before that, take this important message.
HOW TO GET/ENABLE WHATSAPP LIVE LOCATION FEATURES
Note that this feature has just being announced and could take few days before reaching everywhere. All you need to do now is to keep tabs on the latest Whatsapp update via playstore for Android users and iTunes for iOS users. Once there is a new update, just click on “update” to get it.
HOW TO USE WHATSAPP LIVE LOCATION
Once the WhatsApp live location (location sharing) is available on the app, follow below steps to use it;
1. Open a chat with the person you want to share with
2. Under “Location” in the attach button, there’s a new option to “Share Live Location.”
3. Choose for how long you want to share and tap send.
Wow! By doing this, you have just sent your real-time location on a map to the recipient. Think of it working the same way your Uber driver is able to locate you (and vice-versa).
USING LIVE LOCATION ON WHATSAPP GROUPS
WhatsApp Location Sharing works for groups as well, so you can share your location with a group you are chatting with and every one in that group will see your location same way. If multiple people in the group share their locations, all those locations will be visible on the same map. Nice.
The most important is WhatsApp Live Location has end-to-end encrypted feature which lets you control who you share with and for how long. You can choose to stop sharing at any time or let the Live Location timer simply expire. Live Location is available for Android smartphones and iPhones.
Meanwhile, if you don’t want your location to be tracked by WhatsApp, you just have to simply turn off location services from your phone settings.
What do you have to say about this improvement made by WhatsApp?