WhatsApp Launch Feature Enabling Users To Share Their Location With Friends
A pretty handy update.
WhatsApp have launched a brand new feature allowing users to share their real-time location with friends.
The app have insisted that the feature will be encrypted, and offers users the chance to set a time limit on how long they want their location to be accessible for.
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While this might raise some security issues with fans of the service, it comes hot on the heels of rival service Snapchat rolling out their location-based Maps feature.
Outlining the benefits of the update, WhatsApp said: "Whether you're meeting up with friends, letting loved ones know you're safe, or sharing your commute, live location is a simple and secure way to let people know where you are."
It's worth mentioning that users can only share their location temporarily and with specified contacts, which provides a pretty good safeguard against any unwanted information going public.
The location tracking service can either be used in one-on-one conversations, or in group chats. To access the feature, head to a WhatsApp chat, click on the add button, select Location and turn it to on.
The feature will be rolled out in the next few weeks on both Android and iOS and is guaranteed to be a life-saver when it comes to finding any wayward friends on a night out.
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