WhatsApp has come with live location share feature recently. With this feature, you are able to share your current location in real-time with your WhatsApp contacts and groups. When the location sharing is live, wherever you will go, the person with whom you have shared your location will be able to check it. This way, your friend or family member will be able to find exactly where you are at that particular moment. You can also stop location sharing anytime you want.
Earlier, we were able to share only a particular location point with others in WhatsApp. Now, it is possible to share location in real-time with anyone. You can share live location in WhatsApp for 15 minutes, 1 hour, or 8 hours. This feature is started rolling out to all Android and iOS WhatsApp users. If you haven’t received this feature yet, you are gonna have it very soon. Make sure you’ve updated your WhatsApp to the current version. You don’t need to be a beta tester to use this feature.
As you can see in the image above, I shared live location with one of my WhatsApp contacts. You can also stop sharing location anytime. Let’s see how to do this.
Steps To Share Live Location In WhatsApp With Others:
Before starting, make sure you have enabled location sharing or GPS on your smartphone and WhatsApp has access to your location. If not, WhatsApp will prompt you to allow it to access to your location. After that, you can follow these steps:
1). Open WhatsApp and access a contact or WhatsApp group.
2). Click on Attachment icon and there you will see ‘Location‘ option. Select that option.
3). Now you will see a map and ‘Share live location‘ option. Tap on that option.
4). You will see three options to Share live location: 15 minutes, 1 hour, and 8 hours. Select any of these options as per your wish. You can also add a comment for sharing the location.
5). When you have done all these steps, tap on ‘Send‘ icon.
This is it! You have shared live location with that particular WhatsApp contact.
Now wherever you will go, the other person will be able to check your location in real-time. The location is sent as a WhatsApp message along with the map. That particular WhatsApp contact will be able to click on that map and see where you are currently.
You can also stop sharing your location any time you want. Otherwise, the location will be shared till the selected time period.
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So, this way you can share your location with WhatsApp contacts in real-time. This feature is helping me a lot as many times I have to share my location with others. Now, my selected WhatsApp users are able to check my current location in real-time. I hope this feature will enhance further and users will be able to select time duration of their choice to share live location in WhatsApp. Till then, we can use available time durations and send our location with other WhatsApp users in real-time. Try it.