Whatsapp has an increasingly growing community with over 1 Billion active monthly users. With that being said, most of our conversations everyday take place on whatsapp. And especially after the introduction of WhatsApp business, many enterprises has grown with the help of business dedicated Whatsapp features. One such interesting feature is the location sharing feature that lets you share your location to a contact or group for a specific period of time.
With this feature you can send your current location map with your exact location pinned on it to anyone on your contacts. Whatsapp location sharing feature is so simple to use like you share a message or photo. If you and your friends are planning for a meetup, you can create a new Whatsapp group and share the location or you can send them privately.
The location sharing on Whatsapp is a cross-platform feature. Which means you can share your location from your Android phone to an iPhone user and vice versa. Before we step into the article make sure that you have the latest version of Whatsapp on your phone.
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How to Share Location on WhatsApp from Android
To share your location to someone on Whatsapp follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.
Step 2: On the top left corner of the screen , tap the Chats tab. The entire list of conversations will be listed here.
Step 3: Tap on any conversation to open your conversation with them.
Step 4: To create a new conversation with a person, tap the New Message icon on the bottom right corner from the Chats page.
Step 5: On the bottom, to the right of the Type a Message box, tap the Attach icon (looks like a paperclip).
Step 6: Tap Location from the list of features.
Step 7: There will be two options available, from that, tap the Send your current location.
This will send your current location from where you have sent the message, with a pin marked on the map. Below that it will show how much accurate the location is (For example: Accurate to 20 meters).
How to Share Location on WhatsApp from iPhone / iPad
Let us see how to share your location from an iPhone or iPad.
Step 1: On your iPhone / iPad open Whatsapp.
Step 2: From the bottom of the screen, tap the Chats tab. You will see your conversations here.
Step 3: On the top right, tap the New Message icon to create a new conversation.
Step 4: Tap the ‘+‘ Attach icon from the bottom left corner. A pop-up expands from the bottom.
Step 5: From that, tap Location.
Step 6: You will have two options to choose from. Choose the second option Send Your Current Location.
You will see a preview map with your location marked with a dot. This will send your current location.
How to Share Live Location on WhatsApp (Android & iPhone)
It is now possible to share your live location on Whatsapp. Is is very useful if you want to share your live location status to your loved ones and keep them updated. Let us now see how to use this cool feature.
The procedure to use the Whatsapp live location sharing is pretty simple. It is the same as we discussed in the above sections. Refer the respective sections to see how to access the feature. The only change is that you have to choose the Share Live Location on the last step (Under Location feature).
If you tap on that, you will get a three options, 15 minutes, 1 hour and 8 hours. This is the duration you would like to share your live location with the contact.
You can also add a comment regarding the live location from the comment box below.
Finally, tap the Send button to send the live location.
How to Stop Live Location Sharing on WhatsApp
Step 1: Open the conversation in which you have shared your live location.
Step 2: On the preview tile, tap on Stop Sharing.
Step 3: A pop-up appears from the bottom, tap stop sharing once again to confirm.
Step 4: This stops sharing your live location with the contact.
Note: Update Whatsapp to get all the latest features
Whatsapp location sharing feature has become an important feature that we use on our day to day life. I hope this article helped you in knowing how to share live location. Also, try the live location sharing and keep your close ones updated about your whereabouts.
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