WhatsApp Brings Live Location Sharing Feature

October 18, 2017 17:42
WhatsApp Brings Live Location Sharing Feature

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WhatsApp Brings Live Location Sharing Feature:- A “live-location” feature has been introduced by instant messaging application, WhatsApp. The new feature which enables users to share their location, is to be rolled out from Wednesday. The location can be tracked through maps. The users can share their locations with groups and individuals and can disable with a press of a button.

The live location feature varies from the current share location feature. Only static location, is used by the location feature, whereas the live location will guide a person to the other user through maps. The live location service will be end-to-end encrypted like messages and calls.

According to reports, for certain time periods–15 minutes, one hour, or eight hours, the live location feature can be enabled. The sender will also have the facility to instantly stop sending his location via “Stop Sharing” button on WhatsApp screen. By pressing the attachment button on the chat and then clicking on the location button, the feature can be used. Then, the user will see the option to share live location button.

“We were trying to solve the rendezvous problem: when you are meeting up with a group when you want to share where you are when you are commuting, or when you want to let your loved ones know that you are safe. These are the scenarios where live location is useful,” WhatsApp product manager Zafir Khan told a leading news channel.

With 200 million users monthly, India is the largest market for WhatsApp.


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