WhatsApp has launched a sharing feature on its app called “Live Location”, wherein users are able to share their location on Android and IOS devices with other contacts using end-to-end encryption.
In a recent blog post, WhatsApp shared the details of their new feature and even explained how the app works.
“Whether you’re meeting up with friends, letting loved ones know you’re safe, or sharing your commute, Live Location is a simple and secure way to let people know where you are. This end-to-end encrypted feature lets you control who you share with and for how long. You can choose to stop sharing at any time or let the Live Location timer simply expire.”
When multiple users in a chat share their location, you can share your location by clicking the new option “Share Live Location” under the “Location” in the attach button. You can choose how long you want to share and if more than one person shares their live location, all locations will be visible on the map.
The blog post also said that the feature will be available on both Android and iPhone and will be rolling out in the app in the coming weeks.
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