How to share your location in real-time with WhatsApp for Android

WhatsApp share location in real-time

After quite a few months of waiting, and after advance by Telegram, the popular messaging service WhatsApp finally launches its new service for share your location in real time.

starting today, and over the next few weeks, WhatsApp is displaying Live Location: in a phased manner to all users of Android and iOS, as reported by the company in its official blog.

This new feature of WhatsApp is encrypted end-to-end and lets you decide for how long you share your location in real time with a contact or a group.

Share location in real time

Location in real time WhatsApp

To share your location in real-time with WhatsApp for Android you just have to open the chat contact or group and tap Attach > Location. There we will see the new option Location > real-time.

The touch Location > real-time will appear to us the first time, a message with a small description of the function. To continue now just have to select the time, which can be of 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours and to add optionally a comment. When you tap share because our contact you will see in real time where we are during the set time or until you let us share our location.

Location in real-time

See the location in real time

Location in real time WhatsApp

tapping the map of the message of our location in real-time the map will open in large in a new screen. There we can expand the map, show traffic, or switch to the satellite view or relief.

Stop sharing your location in real time

WhatsApp location real-time

Our location, we will stop sharing when it reaches the maximum time established, but at any moment we click on the option stop sharing to cease to see in real time where we are. We can cancel our location from the message or from the map view.

How to know if you are sharing your location in real-time?

WhatsApp

If when you share your location in real-time you lose sight of the message of your location, you can access the information of the contact or the group to know if you’re sharing your location at that moment. If so, the message “you Are sharing your location in real time”, and when you play it, you’ll have access to the map to see how much time is left and to be able to stop sharing your location.

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