WhatsApp rolls out the new live location sharing feature

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WhatsApp has the monopoly when it comes to instant messaging and there is not a speck of doubt about it.  However, when it comes to rolling out new features and updates, our favorite messaging app lags at it. The FaceBook owned app has rolled out a new live location sharing feature. The feature has been released seven months after Google Maps and FaceBook Messenger. 

The feature will be available on both Android and iOS devices. The live location feature is end-to-end encrypted in WhatsApp and it will be available for download in a few weeks. End-to-end encryption helps you in deciding who you want to share your location with and for how long. 

You can choose to stop sharing whenever you want. 

WhatsApp live location sharing

How to operate this feature by WhatsApp?

The feature is very simple to operate as you just need to open the chat- go to the “attach” icon- tap on “location” icon- choose live location sharing option, and you’re good to go! You can select the duration and make it stop whenever you like. In groups, all the members will be able to see your live location on the map and if more than one person is sharing his/her location, a single map will show both of them. It will be convenient for all the group members to access both the locations on one map. 

In groups, all the members will be able to see your live location on the map and if more than one person is sharing his/her location, a single map will show both of them. It will be convenient for all the group members to access both the locations on one map. 

Are you happy with WhatsApp and its new feature? Can it be made better? Let us know in the comments! Stay tuned to The Mr. Phone for all technology related updates.

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