To share location on WhatsApp on Android:
To share location on WhatsApp on iPhone:
You can use WhatsApp to call and message people in individual or group chats, send photos and videos to your contact, and share a contact or document. One of the most useful WhatsApp features is that you can share your live location with your contacts. This is especially useful when you are meeting with friends in a new restaurant or bar while eliminating location confusion.
Below we are sharing a step-by-step guide on how to share your live location on Android and iPhone.
When sharing your location on WhatsApp, you can choose “Send current location,” which shares only your current location, or “Share live location,” which shares your live location and updates as you change locations. If you choose the latter, you can also define for how long you want to share your location, opting for the duration times of 15 minutes, 1 hour, or 8 hours.
If you've already installed WhatsApp, skip to the Share your location on Android or Share your location on iPhone sections.
First, if you haven’t installed WhatsApp, go to the App Store or Play Store, find the app and follow the installation instructions. WhatsApp will ask for your phone number and name to register your application. You can also upload your profile picture and status to your WhatsApp account.
You’ll find your contacts when you tap on the 'New chat' icon to create a new chat. The contacts displayed in the WhatsApp contact list are all the contacts in your phonebook who have already downloaded and are using the app.
After you’ve installed the app and successfully completed verification, make sure to turn on contact synchronization in the privacy settings so all your newly added contacts will automatically appear in your WhatsApp contact list.
To enable location permissions for WhatsApp on Android, go into your phone's Settings, into 'Apps & notifications,' find WhatsApp, tap on 'Permissions,' and then select Location to turn it on.
To enable location permissions on iPhone, open Settings, tap on 'Privacy,' select 'Location Services,' go to 'WhatsApp' and select 'Only While Using the App' or 'Allow Always.' Alternatively, go to your iPhone’s Settings, open 'WhatsApp,' find 'Location' and select 'Only While Using the App' or 'Allow Always.'
After installing WhatsApp, synchronizing, and enabling location permission, here's how to share your location on Android:
Your current and live locations will appear as a clickable Google Maps link to the recipient.
The steps for sharing your location on WhatsApp are pretty much the same for Android and iPhone. The only difference in steps is that you tap on the '+' icon instead of the 'Attact' icon to find the Location option.
Your location will appear as a clickable Maps link the user can open to find your location.
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If you've sent your live location to a group chat, you can check out everyone you are sharing your location with in Settings > Account > Privacy > Live Location.
If you want to stop sharing your location, just go to the individual or group chat you shared your live location, tap on 'Stop sharing' in the location message, and select 'Stop.'
WhatsApp's option for sharing your current or live location is handy when meeting up with friends in unfamiliar locations, eliminating confusion about where to find each other.
When you share your current location, you drop a pin in Maps or Google Maps link for your friends to locate you. If you share your live location, you can set it to different time durations. Your live location updates as you change your real-life location.
It is also easy to stop sharing your location, making it easy to manage your privacy on the app.
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