WhatsApp announces Live Location feature is now available on Android and iOS devices


Live Location is a brand new feature that will be available on both Android and iOS devices starting today, WhatsApp announced. The developer confirmed the Live Location will be slowly rolled out worldwide in the coming weeks, so it might take some time be available to everyone.

The new Live Location feature will allow WhatsApp users to share their location in real-time with family and friends. It's an end-to-end encrypted feature that enables users to control who they share with their location and for how long.

If you're using WhatsApp on a daily basis, Live Location is very easy to use. Simply open a chat with the person or group you want to share with, tap the Location option and choose to “Share Live Location.”

You will be able to choose for how long you want to share your location and which persons to receive the information in real-time. On top of that, if more than one person shares their Live Location in a group, all locations will be visible on the same map.

Apparently, Live Location is a server-side update, so you won't have to do anything to enable it, so you'll have to check your app and see if it's been activated.

source: WhatsApp

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3 Comments

1. Xilam unregistered

I still prefer iMessage better. Been doing this for years.

2. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

But WhatsApp is cross platform not everyone in my family or close relatives use iOS so this is a saver...

3. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

iMessage has become a bloated piece of software with childish animations. I guess its ok to use for a hormonal teenager, some of the apps may be useful but majority of the iPhone users I know stick to Whatsapp even though they have iMessage.

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