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WhatsApp has been the only company which has been dedicated in supporting the now almost dead Windows platform. The team of developers have been regularly working to add more new features to the platform to bring it on par with the application on iOS and Android.

The WhatsApp developer team recently updated its beta application for Windows Phone with the new “Live Location” feature which was missing from the platform for a while now.

The team after successfully testing the feature on the beta application has now today pushed out the feature to the stable version of the WhatsApp application to be accessible by more Windows Phone users.

The new “Live Location” feature lets you share the location in real time with your family and friends. The Live Location feature can be shared with an individual or group of friends for a time limit ranging from 5 mins, 15 mins and more.

Users sharing the Live Location feature will be getting a pop up which brings them the option to stop the Live Location feature at any time if they are not willing to share the Live Location any more.

You will be able to know as to whom you have shared the live location feature by going to the group or chat info page of the application. You will be able to share the live location in chats and groups and for this to be enabled you would need to go to an individual chat, click on the Attach icon, Select Location, Live Location.

Sharing a location could make users feel that their privacy will be compromised. But WhatsApp has made sure that the privacy issue doesn’t arise by ensuring that the shared live location is protected by the end to end encryption similar to the chats on WhatsApp between individuals and group members which cannot be viewed by anyone, not even the developers.

The latest update to the WhatsApp application is currently rolling out with version 2.18.126 and is available for download for all Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile users from the Microsoft Store.

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Akshay Waghray

Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.