WhatsApp has recently added new live location sharing feature. It allows you to share your live location with an individual or in a group chat and that individual person or all group members can view a live location on the map. Well, it is designed for short-term use. If you are wondering how to use WhatsApp’s new live location feature on Android or iPhone, then you have come to the right place.

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If you want to let your friends keep updated with your every move, then WhatsApp’s live location feature will help you to share real-time location. To use WhatsApp live location feature, you will need to turn on Location and grant WhatsApp location permission on your device. Since it is an end-to-end encrypted feature, no one can see your actual location except friends you have shared with. Well, I’m very excited to use this new feature on my device. Are you too? If yes, then follow below guide to share your live location in WhatsApp on Android or iPhone.

How to Use WhatsApp Live Location Feature on Android or iPhoneHow to Use WhatsApp Live Location Feature on Android and iPhone

How to Share Live Location in WhatsApp on Android or iPhone

Note: Make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on your device. iOS Users, Head over to App Store → Updates→ tap the Update button next to WhatsApp. Android Users, Head over to Play Store → Updates → tap the Update button next to WhatsApp.

Step #1. Open WhatsApp on your device.

Open WhatsApp on iPhone or AndroidStep #2. Open an individual chat or a group chat where you want to share your actual live location.

Tap on individual chat in WhatsApp on iPhone or AndroidStep #3. Next, tap on ‘+’ button. (Android user tap on the attachment icon mark at the bottom of the app).

Tap on Plus button in WhatsApp on iPhone or AndroidStep #4. Select Location from the options.

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Tap on Location in WhatsApp on iPhone or AndroidStep #5. Now, you need to tap on “Share live location” to share your real-time location.

Tap on Share live location in WhatsApp on iPhone or AndroidStep #6. Then, you need to select specify the time how long you let other people track your actual location. You will get three options to choose the time duration: 15 minutes, 1 hour, and 8 hours.

Share Live Location in WhatsApp on iPhone or AndroidStep #7. Select the time, enter any interesting comment you want and hit the send button to share it successfully.
Tap on send button to Share Live Location in WhatsApp on iPhone or Android

How to Stop Live Location Sharing in WhatsApp on Android or iPhone

In a case, if you want to stop sharing your live location sharing, then you just need to tap on “Stop Sharing” and then again “Stop” to stop it.

Stop Live Location Sharing in WhatsApp on iPhone or AndroidThat’s it!

Once you stopped or the time has been expired, your participants will not be able to track your actual location. Though, they will see your starting live location you have shared.

Unfortunately, if you have shared you live location with a number of groups or individuals and want stop sharing your live location for all chats at once, then you can do it by heading to WhatsApp → Settings → Account → Privacy → Live location → Stop sharing.

Conclusion

While the feature is very safe for most of WhatsApp users, it creates a fear among its users if WhatsApp constantly tracks your location without your permission. What are your thoughts about the same? Is it fruitful or not?

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