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WhatsApp Introduces Live Location Feature

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Live Location Feature

One of the most popular Android messaging apps, WhatsApp recently introduced a Live Location feature to their messaging service. This innovative feature allows WhatsApp users to share their location in real time with other WhatsApp users. This feature was already available in the Telegram messaging app, and was added to the beta version of WhatsApp Android app as well.

One of the highlighting factors of the Live Location feature is that it is a lot more simpler to use than the one in Telegram. In addition to that, they are also highly secure. The app designers of WhatsApp Android app also claims that they have added end-to-end encryption with the new feature to offer more security to Android tablet and smartphone users.

Moreover, users will be also able to decide to whom they want to share their location and for how long. Below are a few steps that will explain how you can make use of the newly introduced Live Location feature in your WhatsApp.

  • Open WhatsApp on your Android tablet.
  • Open a chat window and then tap on the attachment icon on top of the screen of your device.
  • You will now be able to see Locations within the attachment icon. So, tap on it before proceeding to the next step.
  • You can now see a Share Live Location feature, which you will need to tap to share your location.

However, it is significant to note that WhatsApp will ask you for how many hours or minutes you would like to share your live location. You can set this as you may please and then tap on the Send button to confirm your choice. The app will automatically stop the sharing of your location after the preset time expires.

The designers claim that when WhatsApp users share their Live Location in a group chat, all users within the group will be able to see the map. Live Location feature is actually a server side update, which means that the feature will be soon available to users in both Apple and Android platforms.

The first and foremost thing you should do is to check whether you have updated the WhatsApp app on your tablet to the latest available version. If you have not updated the app, then make sure to do it if you wish to make use of the latest Live Location feature.