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

21 mayo, 2021

After several months of waiting, and after being advanced by Telegram, the popular messaging service WhatsApp finally launches its new service for share location in real time.

Starting today, and for the next few weeks, WhatsApp is deploying Live Location in a staggered manner for all Android and iOS users, as reported by the company on its official blog.

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


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Share location in real time

WhatsApp real-time location

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

Tapping on Real-time location A message with a short description of the function will appear the first time. When continuing, we only have to select the time, which can be 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours and optionally add a comment. By tapping on share ya our contact will see in real time where we are during the established time or until we stop sharing our location.

Real-time location

See the location in real time

WhatsApp real-time location

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

Stop sharing real-time location

WhatsApp location in real time

Our location will stop sharing when the maximum time established is reached, but at any time we can click on the option stop sharing so that they stop seeing where we are in real time. We can cancel our location from the message or from the map view.

How do you 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 contact or group information to know if you are sharing your location at that moment. If so, the message “You are sharing your location in real time” will appear and by touching it you will access the map to see how much time is left and to be able to stop sharing the location.

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