WhatsApp Live Location Sharing Launched: Here’s How It Works. Facebook-owned Whatsapp has launched a new location sharing feature on Wednesday which will help women and kids to remain connected with their families while travelling. Both Android and iOS users can use this new feature called ‘Live Location’. This feature will allow people to share location real time with family or friends. You can choose to stop sharing at any time or let the Live Location timer simply expire.CEO of a non-profit organization, Breakthrough, Sohini Bhattacharya said that, the live location feature in Whatsapp would make women feel safe and secure as they can share their real time location so that it can be tracked for a purpose and privately.This feature will prove to be a boon during disasters and crisis situations, as help and relief can be provided more effectively and quickly. The app would prove to be very helpful to women in unsafe and dangerous situation as they could share their real time location with family by which police could trace them with ease, said Ranjana Kumari from Centre for Social Research.How WhatsApp’s Live Location feature works
1 Open a chat with the person or group you want to share your location with.
2 Tap on the attach button, select “Location”.
You will notice a new option as Share Live Location.
3 Choose this option and start sharing your location in real-time.
Users can also set the time for how long they want to share their location.
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