By the way, what do you understand by location? In a simple term and definition, location is a particular place you found yourself at any giving period of time. With this simple statement, your locations keep changing as you move from one place to the other. No doubt about the fact that, WhasApp is one of the best messaging apps used by millions of users globally. One thing about this app (WhatsApp), it allows you to Share Live Location thereby helping in tracking your where about in case of emergency.
Live location sharing is a life-saving feature when you are in a trouble to lost in the street. WhatsApp is the number one free chat app and offering the live location feature right from the app chat window.
The feature called as ‘Live Location Share’ can be easily accessed from inside the app. It, however, might not be available to all the users around the globe as the rollout is incremental. WhatsApp says the feature is being made available on both the platforms Android and iOS.
How to Share Live Location on WhatsApp?
These are the steps to share live location to any of your WhatsApp contacts, the steps are very simple and easy to follow.
Step 1 ====> Open WhatsApp app on your Android phone or iOS, tap a person you want to share you location with.
Step 2 ====> Tap on the Attachment icon on the typing space bar.
Step 3 ====> Then tap on the Location feature, a window will pop up asking your permission, grant the permission by tapping continue.
Step 4 ====> Now tap on the share live location option.
Step 5 ====> Set up the time frame during which others in individual chat or groups can track you. Three options are available – 15 minutes, 1 hour and 8 hours
How to Stop Sharing Live Location In Whatsapp?
Do note that WhatsApp shall automatically stop location sharing after your desired duration expires. However, if you want to stop it earlier, this is what you need to do:
Step 1 ====> You need to open the chat window
Step 2 ====> Then press on Stop sharing
Step 3 ====> Finally, tap confirm Stop. This will stop the live location streaming immediately.