How To Use Live Location On WhatsApp

Meta-owned WhatsApp has just over 2 billion users worldwide. The Live Location feature gives you the ability to share your real-time location for a particular amount of time with the members of an individual or group chat. You are able to control whether and how long to share your live location.

In addition, you are able to stop sharing your live location at any time. Once stopped or expired, your live location is no longer shared. People who you shared your live location with will continue to see the location you shared as a static thumbnail image. They will be able to tap the image to see your last revised location.

This feature is end-to-end encrypted. This means that no one is able to see your live location except the people who you shared with.

How To Share Your Current Or A Neighbouring Location Utilising An iPhone

  • Fire up your WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  • Tap on “Chats”.
  • Tap in the group or person who you would like to send the location with.
  • Tap on the plus sign that is in the bottom-left corner
  • Tap on “Location.”
  • You will receive a prompt if you always want to share your location or “Only While Using the App.”
  • Choose “Send Your Current Location” or “Share Live Location.”
  • Tab to “Send”

How To Share Your Current Or A Neighbouring Location Utilising An Android Phone

  • Open WhatsApp on your Android phone.
  • Tap on “Chats”
  • Tap in the group or person who you would like to send the location with.
  • #Tap on the paperclip icon that is in your message field that is towards the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap on the “Location” icon.
  • Select a location from the list or click on “Share live location” and Continue.
  • Tab “Send”.

In order to stop sharing your location, just reopen the group or individual chat and then tap Stop sharing > STOP. While the location sharing feature is – as we’ve said before – protected by end-to-end encryption, you are always able to switch off location sharing at any time that you’d like by simply disabling WhatsApp’s location permissions on your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Other Location-Sharing Apps

Google Maps

Google Maps is kind of the default option. Its location-sharing function is actually really good and it’s perhaps the best alternative to Apple’s Find My location sharing. You just add your friends or family to your Google Contacts. From there you will open Google Maps, tap on the profile image that is in the top right, and choose the Location Sharing option. We like this option as you are able to set it for both temporary or permanent access. Plus, it’s reasonably accurate.


Glympse is another location-sharing service and it’s not half bad. It utilises its name as a verb for simpler clarification. If you send a Glympse to someone they will see where you are, whether you’re at the shops or sitting outside playing at a live casino online. Obviously, you are able receive Glympses from others. This works as a location sharing app as do most others. In addition, it also has the capability to set up events so that you can see where everybody is on the big day.