There are many reasons for sharing location on Whatsapp. It has proved to be useful many times. When people invite many guests over for a party the best way to help them find their house would be to share their location. You might also want to share it with your friends or family members to make them sure you are safe or to let them know where you are. The live service of Whatsapp will send your location instantly to participants of an individual or group chat. The first thing you need to do in order to be able to use this service is going to Apps & notifications > App permissions > Location and turn on location permissions for WhatsApp. The app allows you to turn off your location permissions right from the Setting section of your device whenever you wish to.(Click here to learn about Whatsapp location hack)
How to share live location on Whatsapp
Below you can see the steps which you need to follow in order to share your live location on Whatsapp with individuals on in group chats. All you need is network connection.
- Open the app and go to the chat of the person with which you want to share your location on Whatsapp.
- Tap Attach > Location > Share live location .
- Define how long you’d like to share your live location. This can stop your live location from being shared after a while. You can always stop sharing your live location. Once you stop sharing your location on Whatsapp, although your friends will still be able to see the initial live location, your current location will not be shared anymore.
- Tap Send .
How to stop sharing live location on Whatsapp
In order to stop sharing your live location on Whatsapp with people, first you need to make sure you have a network connection and then you should open the the app and go to the chat and finally choose stop sharing.
To stop sharing live location for all chats:
- Open WhatsApp and tap Menu > Settings > Account > Privacy > Live location.
- Tap on Stop sharing > STOP.
Privacy and security
Whatsapp is a very safe application and it’s on of the biggest reasons to its popularity. As you probably know this is an end-to-end encrypted messaging application so no third party can ever find out about your location on Whatsapp.
How to send Fake location on Whatsapp
The procedure of sending fake location is almost the same on Android, windows and iPhone. There are just a few differences. In order to share fake location first you need to turn on your GPS location services-to do this go to Setting section and select Privacy then tap on Location Services and finally toggle the button to on).
As soon as you made sure that your GPS services are on, open Whatsapp and go to the chat of the contact with whom you want to share fake location.
Once you are inside the chat, tap on bottom left button, the exact same button with which you share photos-on Android this button is on the top right. Choose Share location from the options available. Now to share fake location on WhatsApp type the Location in the search box which is placed at the top of the screen finally tap on Search, then go on selecting the location the search results show.