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.
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 Share Live Location in WhatsApp on Android or iPhone
- How to Stop Live Location Sharing in WhatsApp on Android or 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.
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.
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.
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?