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[Tutorial] How to Use WhatsApp’s Live Location Feature

2017-10-28 17:15:20
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Hi Mi fans!
WhatsApp has recently launched a new ‘Live Location’ feature. The Live Location feature allows you to share your real-time location for a specific amount of time. You also get an option to control who you share your location with, be it the group chat or with just one contact or moreover an individual chat.
The main objective for the introduction of this feature by Facebook-owned messaging platform was to let people know that their friends and family members are safe and secure.
“Whether you're meeting up with friends, letting loved ones know you're safe, or sharing your commute, Live Location is a simple and secure way to let people know where you are. This end-to-end encrypted feature lets you control who you share with and for how long. You can choose to stop sharing at any time or let the Live Location timer simply expire”

The messenger had location sharing for quite some time, but the live location was something which was missing, considering the fact that other apps like Telegram already had it.

Anyways, enough of introduction about the feature; let’s move on to how to get it work on your device:

Note: Before moving further, make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed onto your device. If you haven’t updated it yet – head over to play store, search for WhatsApp and click on update. Also, you need to turn on Location and give WhatsApp location permission in your phone's settings before using this feature.

  • Launch WhatsApp on your device by tapping on its icon → Open any group or individual chat

(In case more than one person shares their real-time Location in the group, all the locations will be seen on the same map)
  • Tap on the Attach/Pin icon

  • Tap On Location
  • Tap on Share Live Location


  • Enter your comment (optional), enter the duration for the real-time location sharing (The minimum time is 15 min,  along with 1 Hour or 8 Hours available as well) and then finally click on send button.



And Voilà, your live location will be shared with the respective chat!

To stop sharing your live location:
  • Launch WhatsApp
  • Open the individual or group chat which you shared location with and then click on Stop sharing.


  • Tap on STOP again to confirm the action.
  • You also have the option to stop sharing your live location for all chats, to do so:


Open WhatsApp and tap Menu Button > Settings > Account > Privacy > Live location> Tap Stop sharing

Remember, once stopped or expired; your live location will no longer be shared. However, participants in the chat who you shared your live location with will continue to see the initial live location you shared. This will appear as a static greyed-out image within the chat.

Concluding, I personally really like this new feature. It can do wonders in case of an emergency and help anyone out. What do you guys think about this neat feature implemented by WhatsApp? Have you used it yet? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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2017-10-28 17:15:20
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2017-10-29 04:21:33

Bunny Avanzado

1722664057 | from Redmi Note 4

#2


yeah really nice
2017-10-29 09:54:42

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MridulSharma Author | from Redmi 3S

#3


Thank you! :)
2017-10-29 10:49:13

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MridulSharma Author | from Redmi 3S

#4

1722664057
yeah really nice

Thank you! :)
2017-10-29 10:49:29

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Sandysan | from app

#5

Really  cool
2017-10-30 05:52:16

Bunny Novato

Are EB | from Redmi 4A

#6

nyc tips nd tricks
2017-10-30 08:02:16

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MridulSharma Author | from Redmi 3S

#7

Are EB
nyc tips nd tricks

Thank you! :)
2017-10-30 09:36:12

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MridulSharma Author | from Redmi 3S

#8

Sandysan
Really  cool

Thank you! :)
2017-10-30 14:27:15

Bunny Master

manoandal | from Redmi Note 4

#9

Thanks for sharing
2017-10-30 23:12:07

Bunny Master

Sanjeev1682372060 | from Redmi Note 4

#10

Thanks for sharing
2017-10-30 23:13:44
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