Location sharing is yet another stunning feature WhatsApp has launched. Our families and friends need not worry where we are located. Explaining a location to someone has also become easy. Just share your location on WhatsApp and people will be able to reach you. You can both share your current location or a different location with your contacts.
Use Google Maps or any other location apps to enable WhatsApp share a location with users. Keep the maps on so that WhatsApp can use it to share the location.
How to share your live location on WhatsApp?
Take out the contact with whom you want to share the location.
Tap on share option
Tap on share live location
With this, the person to whom you are sharing the location will see your real time location.
The duration to share the location is your choice. You can manage whether or how long you can share your location. Again, it is your choice to stop the live location sharing.
As it is end to end encrypted, no one else can see your live location other than the contact to which you are sharing the location.
Pre-requisites for location sharing:
If you tap on share your current location instead of live location, the location will be sent to the required contact immediately.
your location with your contacts, you need to allow WhatsApp with a location
Go to your phone’s settings – Apps and Notifications –WhatsApp – Permissions – Turn on Location
How to share a different location on WhatsApp?
Tap on the pin icon in the contact with whom you want to share a location
Tap on location
Select the exact location on the map. Google Maps will help you pin the location
Tap on send this location and that’s it! If you tap on share your current location instead of live location, the location will be sent to the required contact immediately.
Information sharing is the back bone of IT sector and it is a revolution in the past 2 decades. We cannot imagine today’s world without sharing. Digital data or web-pages are easy to share. The websites who do not have sharing as a feature lag behind. This is why young entrepreneurs want to make sure that their websites have sharing functionality. But many are unaware as to how to add ‘share’feature to WordPress sites’? WhatsApp plugin! You read that right!
Share option with WhatsApp plugins:
There are exclusive plugins for sharing functionality. However, you may not like too many plugins on a website. WhatsApp connectivity is a must for every WordPress website as WhatsApp has 1.5 billion users across the globe and targeting these customers can be driving traffic undoubtedly. As it is better to have few plugins on your site that are most required, you can opt for click to chat, the only WhatsApp plugin that has “share” functionality.
The ‘share’ will appear on dash board near click to chat. Click on it to set its settings.
Write a text on the pre-filled message to let your site visitors understand that that they can share that page. URL will also be sent on a share. Call to action also can be pre-filled by the user so that it appears on the share page. The share functionality can create a lot of buzz on the web-world and Google indexes every event generated. Your site visitors are free to share the pages related to your site’s products and services.
Hope this article explains about the process of adding share functionality through a WhatsApp plugin. Is it not so simple? Let us know if you have any difficulty in adding share option by adding a comment below.