WhatsApp's Latest Feature Lets You Track Your Friends In Real-Time

Well, after a few months of testing, WhatsApp is rolling out its local sharing feature globally. This feature lets users share their geographic location with WhatsApp contacts in real time.

WhatsApp’s Latest Feature Lets You Track Your Friends In Real-Time

If we talk about instant messaging app than WhatsApp stands at the first place. The reason why lots of people love to use WhatsApp and slowly adopting it is that the app is constantly being updated to be with the trends and demands of the users.

From past few months, we have seen the new and amazing features introduced by the WhatsApp. Well, after a few months of testing, WhatsApp is rolling out its local sharing feature globally.

This latest feature was previously spotted on a beta version of WhatsApp app and this feature lets users share their geographic location with WhatsApp contacts in real time.

Image Source: gadgets.ndtv.com
Image Source: gadgets.ndtv.com

This feature turns out to be very useful because now you can accurately tell where a person should meet you. The live location sharing feature simply gives users the option to share the current location with other users.

The feature runs even when WhatsApp is in the background and it keeps updating the location in real time. Zafir Khan, product manager at WhatsApp told Gadgets 360 “Live location is a way to share your location in a chat and the participants in that chat will then be able to see your real-time location as it updates on a map. [It’s] short-term in nature, it’s limited in duration”

To use this all-new feature make sure to update the app. Then open the chat with a person or group and under “Location” tap on the “Share live location”. This will enable the feature, users can also set a timer for how long they want to share the location.

Everyone you’ve chosen to share your location can see where exactly you are on the map in real time. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.



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