Want to let your friends know where you are at the moment? Try using the new feature by WhatsApp that has enabled live location sharing for its users.
The popular messaging platform announced this news in their blog post revealing that the new features will be available from today on Android and iOS.
How to share Live Location in WhatsApp
Follow these guidelines to share your location in real time with anyone:
- Open a chat with a person or group
- Go to “Location” in the attach button and then tap “Share Live Location”
- Set a timer as to how long you want the person to see your live location
This new feature will work seamlessly even if multiple people have sent you their location as different icons for people will appear on the map.
WhatsApp borrowed this idea from its parent company Facebook which previously experimented with the feature in May with its messaging app Messenger.
This new feature will make it very easier to track your loved ones and can be an effective spying tool as well especially by mothers I guess.
One of the best things about live location sharing feature is that it is secure thanks to the end-to-end encryption present in the mobile application.