Whatsapp, a company owned by Facebook, has announced to launch a new Live location sharing feature. The new feature is available on Android and iOS devices and it will be rolling out in the app in the coming weeks.
With Live Sharing feature, one will be able to share his/her location in real-time with their family or friends.The feature is end-to-end encrypted and it let users control who to share your location with and for how long, according to WhatsApp. For convenience, WhatsApp will be providing a timer option which let the person to choose specific time till the user want to share their location.
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Further to use the feature, one will have to open the chat of the person or group to share location after launching the application. Users will find a new option to share live location under Location menu. The person can choose them for how long they want to share location and then Send.The receiver will be able to see the sender’s real-time location on a map. And if more than one personshares their Live Location in the group, all locations will be visible on the same map.
Meanwhile, Facebook is soon to launch WhatsApp Business for business organisations to connect and interact with their users. Currently, the APK for the application is available from the third-party website and also spotted on the Google Play Store, but only visible to beta tester.