Whatsapp on Tuesday, October 17 added another new feature to its messenger application that allows users to share their real-time location with friends and family members.
This approach is to foster security and safety as you can have them keep in tabs with your location as long as you wish.
According to Whatsapp, the end-to-end encrypted feature lets you control who you share with and for how long. You can choose to stop sharing at any time or let the Live Location timer simply expire.
How it works
Open a chat with the person or group you want to share with. Under “Location” in the attach button, there’s a new option to “Share Live Location.”
Choose for how long you want to share and tap send. Each person in the chat will be able to see your real-time location on a map. And if more than one person shares their Live Location in the group, all locations will be visible on the same map.
Live Location is available on both Android and iPhone and will be rolling out in the app in the coming weeks.