This week WhatsApp updated their application for Android and iOS, bringing an interesting feature to the app that will allow users of the app to share their location in real-time, directly with their friends on the messaging application.

With this, you can make sure that your friends and family know where you are when you want them to know that if that’s your thing and all of this is as secure as WhatsApp is normally of course. And you can set the amount of time that this location tracking is on for.

You can gain access to this new feature from today on the updated iOS and Android app, which you can find via the links below.

WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger
Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Price: Free
WhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger
Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Price: Free

WhatsApp also explained more with the following:

Today, we’re rolling out a new feature that allows you to share your location in real-time with family or friends. 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.

Here’s how it works. Open a chat with the person or group you want to share with. Under “Location” in the attach button, there’s a new option to “Share Live Location.” Choose for how long you want to share and tap send. Each person in the chat will be able to see your real-time location on a map. And if more than one person shares their Live Location in the group, all locations will be visible on the same map.

You can also read more about the launch at the source link below.

Source: WhatsApp

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