Live Location Sharing Comes to WhatsApp

Live Location began rolling out Tuesday to iPhone and Android users globally

All information shared via Live Location is end-to-end encrypted - Credit by WhatsApp
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WhatsApp introduced the ability for users to share their locations in real-time with their friends and family.

The Facebook-owned messaging application said its new Live Location feature works as follows:

  • Launch a chat with an individual or group.
  • Tap attach.
  • Choose location, and select “share live location.”
  • Determine the length of time you want to share your location—15 minutes, one hour or eight hours.

WhatsApp said users can turn this feature off at any time, and it is end-to-end encrypted like all other communications via the app, so the information can only be viewed by those selected by the users sharing it.

Live Location began rolling out Tuesday to iPhone and Android users globally.


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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