WhatsApp has just launched a new feature to allow you to share your location in real-time. This is a simple way to let family and friends to know your whereabout and that you’re safe.
To get started, open a chat with the person or group that you want to share your location. Tap the “+” button at bottom left corner and select “Location” on the popup menu.
There is now a new “Share Live Location” option. Choose the duration (15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours) and tap Send to let people in the chat see your real-time location in a map. If more than one person in the chat group share their live location, all locations will appear in the same map.
Your live location will be updated to the chat even when you’re not using WhatsApp. You can choose to stop sharing at anytime.