WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that enables you share your location real-time. This was shared on their blog Am sure all the “monitoring spirits” will be delighted with this development.
What this means is that you can now let your loved ones know exactly where you are, you can also share your movement real-time for as long you want.
The location sharing is end-to-end encrypted just like other content shared within chats. This development can actually serve as a security feature in more ways than one. Now imagine you are out, alone or perhaps with a crowd you are not too comfortable with. You can simply send your live location with loved ones, this ensures they know where to find you, if they need to.
How does it work?
Simply open a chat with a group or whoever you want to share the live location with. Tap on the attach icon, under location, you will see a new option to “Share Live Location” and choose the duration for which you want to share your location.
This feature also works great on a group chat. When multiple people share their locations, it displays them all live on the same chat. This will make for a real dramatic meet up. No more “i don nearly reach” while you are still at home.
Live location feature is on Android and iOS, and will be available soon…perhaps with the next update.