WhatsApp today in its Blog post announced that it is currently rolling out the Live Location Sharing feature for all users on iOS and Android. The team has been working on the Live Location feature for some time now.
The Live Location feature was rolled out to users on Telegram and was made available for Facebook Messenger for a short time. The Live Location feature lets users share their Location in real time with their friends and families. The feature lets users share the location for a set period like 15 minutes, One Hour etc., and the feature is encrypted which can be controlled by the users.
WhatsApp already has a Location sharing feature which only shares the location for One time whereas the Live Location feature is a continuous process and the location is shared in real time on the Map. To share the location, users would need to open the individual chat or group chat and click on the attach button (For Android) and “+” sign for iOS users and click on “Share Live Location” option.
Users in Individual chat will be able to get the location in real time and for Group chat, all group members will be able to see your location. If more than one person in the group shares the Live Location it will be available for all to see on the Map in real time.
The Live Location feature is currently gradually rolling out for users both on Android and iOS and should be available for all users in the coming weeks. We currently have no news if and when the feature will be made available for Windows users. We will be updating this article once we have info on the availability of the Feature for Windows Phone users.
The feature is rolling out via a server update and users will not be seeing any app update in the respective App Stores. Do make sure to let us know if any of our Android and iOS users have been able to get the Live Location feature in the comments below.