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.
WhatsApp gets updated with every new feature launched and we also need to update WhatsApp to get those new features on our phones. Many of us don’t know how to update the app and hence, we stay away from using the amazing features the makers are launching.
WhatsApp is not just a messaging app anymore. We can even make international calls using the app, share documents, contacts, locations etc. the makers are even working on launching payment feature on it. The updated versions of WhatsApp contain the best security features and fixes for malware and bugs. So, lets know how to update the app to use those alluring features on it.
How to update WhatsApp?
It is very simple to update WhatsApp from the application store on your smart phone that is Google Play store. You may need to update WhatsApp if you get a message saying ‘it is not supported by your WhatsApp version’.
Go to Play Store, then tap on Menu — My apps & games — Tap Update next to WhatsApp Messenger.
WhatsApp has announced that it will not support some operating systems such as Windows from the mid of 2019 as it is planning to stop developing software for such operating systems. Users are requested to update WhatsApp on a regular basis to keep getting the new updates and features.