WhatsApp joins other messaging platforms with live location sharing


Sharing your present location with any person is an effective way to passive-aggressively provide an explanation for that you simply’re in your approach after they ask the place you’re. However it additionally has other makes use of, and WhatsApp has now joined competitors Fb Messenger and iMessage in providing the characteristic (with its personal rather distinctive twist).

The brand new characteristic can be to be had on each Android and iPhone quickly, and it’s accessed the similar approach you’d most often ship your location. However now you’ll have the ability now not simply to place a pin at the map the place you’re, however to allow them to monitor you steadily for a period of your opting for. (A model of this option used to be examined previous this yr.)

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15 mins, an hour, and eight hours appear to be the 3 lengths of time you’ll make a choice from, regardless that after all you’ll additionally flip off location sharing manually in case you achieve your vacation spot or want to cover your actions.

Snapchat and Foursquare have their very own variations of live location sharing as neatly, however the on a regular basis messaging area turns out like the most productive are compatible to me.

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One use for this that turns out in fact relatively useful is ensuring any person will get house all proper. There are a couple of protection apps in the market already, however this can be a more effective strategy to stay monitor of any person if you’ll’t stroll or power them house your self. Plus it’s on a broadly used cross-platform app that isn’t Messenger. Sadly WhatsApp remains to be the ugliest of all of the chat apps, however what are you able to do?