How to share location on WhatsApp in real time

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How to share location on WhatsApp in real time. WhatsApp is a fantastic free application for Android and iOS that always surprises its users with new features. WhatsApp offers instant messaging, voice calls, videos and a few weeks ago location sharing.


WhatsApp's last very important update is the real-time location sharing. Jealous boyfriend? Fiancée? He always wants to know where you are. Or for business reasons your employer wants to know where you are going. Or do you have health problems and your location needs to be monitored?



There can be a thousand reasons why you want to share your location on WhatsApp in real time. Location sharing on WhatsApp has just come to the stable version for Android and iOS devices. This feature was already available on Google Maps but on WhatsApp it works a little differently.

In this guide, we will teach you how to use the real time location sharing Whatsapp feature on WhatsApp. Plus, real-time location sharing is ensured by end-to-end encryption, so it's protected from third-party access. (from other people)


How to share location on WhatsApp in real time

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Start WhatsApp and open the chat with the person you want to share the location with.

Now, click on the paperclip and select the location.


Now click on "Share live location“. (real time location sharing Whatsapp)

Now, you need to set the time you need to share your live location, eg. You want to share your location for 15 minutes in real time on Whatsapp, 30 minutes, 1 hour or for a day.



Once shared, the other person can see your exact location.


To stop sharing, tap on “Stop sharing”.

WhatsApp will automatically suspend location sharing after the desired duration has expired. However, if you want to finish earlier, you have to open the chat window and press on “Stop sharing” and confirm on “Stop”. This will immediately stop broadcasting your real-time location.


That's all. Now you can easily share the location on WhatsApp in real time. What do you think of this new option? If you have any questions please let us know in the comments.

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Further Reading:

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  • How to know your current position on Google Maps

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