With the latest version of WhatsApp, users can share their live location. This will really share your live location with friends and family. We show how it works.
How do I share a live location in WhatsApp?
The popular chat app already had the option to share your location with contacts, but this was a fixed place you’re currently in. By sharing your location, you can also show you where you are in a driving car or train. The feature is part of WhatsApp version 2.17.61, now available in the Play Store. To share live your location, follow the steps below.
First of all, make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on your Android.
In a chat, press the bottom of the paper clip and choose “Location”.
Then you’ll see the “Live Location Sharing” option appear. Touch this and choose how long you want to share your location live.
You decide how long your location will remain visible to others. Here you can choose between 15 minutes, one hour or even eight hours. Others will see on a map where you are located during that period. If you are in a group app and share more people to their location, they will be following the same card live.
WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption for the new feature, which encrypts locations and only the sender and recipient can see it. That security is already using the chat app for all messages.
How to stop sharing a live location in WhatsApp?
Have you shared your location, but you want to stop? Then you have two options. In the chat, tap the “Stop sharing” button, or just leave the timer running. Via Settings> Account> Privacy> Live Location, you’ll see which people shared your location. You can also cancel the sharing of your location.