WhatsApp keeps adding useful features to its kitty only to make this chat app more user-friendly. This Live Location feature is a real deal if you take it positively. On the negative sides, users can use this feature to keep an eye on their spouses’ whereabouts. This practice can spoil relationship. Anyway, I am sure that you will use this feature for the security of your near and dear ones. Here is how to send Live Location in WhatsApp on iPhone and Android.
I would like to use this feature especially while self-driving with my other friends, who are also driving their vehicles. Using Live Location will keep each other informed about the location of friends when they are on a long leisure trip. By using encrypted Live Location feature, you can avoid GPS tracking devices, which may cost you a few bucks. Without further ado, read this article on how to share Live Location in WhatsApp on Android and iPhone users.
How to Send Live Location in WhatsApp on iPhone and Android Phone
- How to Share Live Location in WhatsApp on iPhone
- How to Stop Sharing Live Location in WhatsApp on iPhone
- How to Share Live Location in WhatsApp on Android
- How to Stop Sharing Live Location in WhatsApp on Android
How to Share Your Real Time Location in WhatsApp on iPhone
Step #1: Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Step #2: Open a chat (you can share your Live Location in group or individual chat).
Step #3: Now tap on ‘+’ icon on the left.
This will show five different options: Camera, Photo & Video Library, Document, Location, and Contact.
Step #4: You need to tap on Location.
A map will open up with your current location; below this map, you will find Share Live Location option. Simply tap on this WhatsApp Live Location feature.
Next, you need to select time duration for which you have to share your Live Location with your contacts or groups. Select the time and then tap on send button.
How to Stop Sharing your Live Location with the WhatsApp Contact or Group
Step #1: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone.
Step #2: Tap on the contact or group with which you have shared your Live Location.
Step #3: Here, you will find an option to Stop Sharing on the map.
Simply tap on Stop Sharing option; a pop-up will appear so that you can confirm you action.
Step #4: Tap on Stop Sharing again.
How to Share Your Live Location in WhatsApp on Android
Step #1: Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.
Step #2: Select a contact or group with whom you want to share your Live Locaction.
Step #3: Now tap on Attachment icon seen in the typing area.
Step #4: This will open a menu with options to share different things like Document, Camera, Gallery, Audio, Location and Contact. You need to tap on Location.
A map will open up with your current location, and below this, you will find ‘Share live location’ option.
Step #5: Tap on ‘Share live location’ option.
Step #6: Choose the time duration for which you want to share your Live Location with your WhatsApp contacts/groups.
Add comment if you wish and then tap on Send button.
If you have not enabled Location feature on your Android device, WhatsApp will prompt you to do this in the middle of this process.
It is done! Your Live Location is now shared with your WhatsApp contacts.
How to Stop Sharing Real Time Live Location in WhatsApp on Android
When you share your WhatsApp Live Location, you can see an option to Stop Sharing live location.
Step #1: Tap on Stop Sharing option on the shared location.
Step #2: You may be prompted to confirm your action.
Step #3: IF you want to stop sharing your WhatsApp Live Location, simply tap on STOP.
Note that you should use this feature judiciously as this can spoil your relationship if you use this service for espionage.
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