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New feature for WhatsApp will allow you to track your group members in real-time

New feature for WhatsApp will allow you to track your group members in real-time
WhatsApp? Plenty. Just the other day we told you that the messaging app was working on a couple of useful features on the beta version of its Android app. Recall allows you to have a sent message returned to you unread, as long as you make the request for the message's return before it was opened. So if you called your boss a greedy little worm in a WhatsApp missive, and then find out that he is about to give you a raise, you can take back your message as long as your boss hasn't read it yet.

Another feature being prepped is called Edit. Similar to Recall, this will allow you to make some changes to a sent post as long as it is unread. Remember the message you sent to your boss calling him a greedy little worm? Instead of asking for the message back, you can change it so that the boss becomes a generous, hardworking leader.

While those two features were caught on the Android Beta, this morning we have information about a rumored new WhatsApp feature found on both the Android and iOS Beta (version 2.16.399 and version 2.17.3.28 respectively) of the messaging app. Called Live Location Tracking, this feature allows you to track the whereabouts of your group members in real time. The tracking can be kept on for 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or indefinitely. This comes in handy if you're supposed to meet the gang at a certain location and time, and you want to see how far away from the destination every one in the group is. The live streaming can also be disabled so that your group members can't learn where you are at any given moment.

The Live Location Tracking is disabled by default, which means that WhatsApp needs to activate it when it is ready to be launched.


source: @WABetaInfo via Mobigyaan

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posted on 28 Jan 2017, 05:21

1. AlikMalix (unregistered)


ios had this for ages

posted on 28 Jan 2017, 06:09 3

2. peace247 (Posts: 495; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Ios sucks bad. You can't switch hotspot unless mobile data is ON. And after that to switch hotspot you also need to switch Bluetooth ON. So, to perform a single task u need two more settings to toggle.
I played several weeks with iPhone 7 and god i missed android so much. Only thing i liked in ios is instant app loading time(and that to in heavy apps). It also isn't that smooth that these sheeps brag about.

posted on 28 Jan 2017, 07:14 2

4. soopeace (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Jan 2017)


Tf...think you never use ios
and i think android need to switch on the mobile data on first right??

posted on 28 Jan 2017, 21:16

7. iushnt (Posts: 2257; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


No u don't need to turn on mobile data in android

posted on 28 Jan 2017, 21:15

6. iushnt (Posts: 2257; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I agree with your last sentence. I have been using 7 Plus for a while. I don't find it faster than S7 edge.

posted on 28 Jan 2017, 06:10 2

3. Chuck007 (Posts: 1306; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Good luck to those who want to Whatsapp for scamming evidence. Great job Facebook!

posted on 30 Jan 2017, 07:48

8. TechCraft (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Mar 2015)


2.16.399 on Android?? What are you talking about? Current Latest Version is 2.17.38. And None of those features are present in it

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