Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp's users can now share location in real-time with their contacts. WhatsApp has updated its app with a new feature called ‘Live Location’, which it says is an end-to-end encrypted feature, which lets you control who you share with and for how long. The company added that users can choose to stop sharing at any time or let the Live Location timer simply expire. How it works: Open a chat with the person or group you want to share with. Under "Location" in the attach button, there's a new option to "Share Live Location." Choose for how long you want to share and tap send. Each person in the chat will be able to see your real-time location on a map. And if more than one person shares their Live Location in the group, all locations will be visible on the same map. The company will be rolling out Live Location feature in the app on both platforms - Android and iOS - in the coming weeks. WhatsApp had hinted real-time location sharing before when it did its Beta test early this year. Google and Facebook already reached! Note that Google already launched the real-time location sharing feature on Google Maps in March this year. Google Maps had allowed its mobile app users to share location with their contacts. Users can swipe left on the Google Map app and select “Share location”. This generates a shareable link which can be sent to other users using text messages. The link can be viewed on…
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