Whatsapp Live location sharing feature launched : check how to use it
Whatsapp Launched Live Location Sharing Feature
Whatsapp, now a #Facebook owned messaging app, recently launched a new live #location sharing feature.Whatsapp launched live location sharing feature early in this week. Whatsapp has informed that the feature will be available for both ios and android users.This new feature of whatsapp is giving its more than 1 billion user base another strong reason to stay connected with it.We all know Whatsapp is one of the #most popular messaging app.Whatsapp has confirmed that they will be still optimizing this feature regularly depending on user behavior and experiences with this feature.
This new feature will help people to make sure that their friends or loved ones are safe,or have reached safely to destination location.This allows you or your friends to share a real time location.This feature can be used in a one-on-one chat conversation and also in a group chat.So if you are planning any meeting with friends in a group or an important one-on-one meeting , you will be able to save and plan your time depending on the real time location of the people you will be meeting.
This feature will definitely be very useful for women in India while traveling because of the safety concerns.So weather you are in a party,going home late,you are traveling to unknown places,just share your live location with your family using whatsapp real time location sharing feature.
This feature can be used in individual or group chat window so it also retains the security feature of end to end encryption.Whatsapp has also confirmed this with the news resources.So there are no chances being snooped by those with whom you do not want to share your location at that instant.It’s simple and secure and allows you to choose who can see your live location,as this will be a kind of message or rather a special message we send on whatsapp to groups or individuals.
Latest whatsapp update may be launched with more optimized feature as this is a primary launch of Live location sharing feature of whatsapp.
Whatsapp explains,”When end-to-end encrypted, your messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents, status updates, and calls are secured from falling into the wrong hands,” Also “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 expires,” adds WhatsApp.
How to use
To use this whatsapp live location feature,start a chat with a person or in a group,use the attachment option.In attachment you’ll find location option,in the location option click on ‘share live location’. Before clicking on share live location ensure that your GPS settings are enabled.Once clicked on ‘Share live location’,It asks you the time period for which you want to share you live location.As of now it gives preset options with 15 minutes, 1 hour and 8 hours.Once you select the time period ,you can also add comments about the location you are sharing which is optional and then click the popular whatsapp green arrow for sending or sharing.You will also be able to see all the screenshots regarding this in my next article “Using whatsapp live location sharing with screenshots” Till then explore this new feature and comment if anything you want to share.