There is always a situation in every person’s life where he or she wants his family or friends to know his or her location. It can be any reason like the person is in danger or is going to a suspicious place where he is afraid of going.
To control such a miserable situation we can allow anyone to find out our location easily but it looks awkward to allow someone to track us instead we can share where we are at a specific time with our friends or family.
By sharing location, we can tell anyone when we will arrive or inform anyone that we have reached our destination at a particular time. We can use this service to track our friend’s group during a night out.
Allow location Sharing
We can share our location by using different apps even though both IOS and Android also contain native location sharing features in our device setting, we have to enable location sharing for every app to avail this feature.
In the case of IOS, approach to “settings” we have to select the app that we want to use. Press Location and select the app on which you want to share your location all the time. We can also choose to share our location when the app is not in use or while the app is running.
In an Android device just approach the “settings” select location and click on the “app permission” option. A list with many apps will appear. These apps are allowed by the device to share a person’s location with others. Click on the app name and then select whether you want to use the used device location or not.
We can see a lot of apps that allow us to share our location with others. These apps allow its user to share their location with their relatives or their known. Whats app is one of them which provides you a protected and easy live location sharing facility.
Location sharing on WhatsApp
If a person wants to share his location with another person via WhatsApp or with a group, there is a simple way. He just has to open the conversation chat list of that person or group, a plus sign will be there, tap on it. Then select the “location” icon. By tapping on ‘Share Live Location’ he can share his location.
Before confirming, the time limit can also be selected which will ensure that the person’s location will be shared for the specific time he or she has selected and after that time automatically person’s live location will be stopped, moreover he can also add comments regarding the location.
To stop sharing your location on WhatsApp again go to that chat or group in which you have shared your location and press on ” Stop Sharing”.
Another method you can use to stop your location sharing without going to live on WhatsApp is to change the settings of WhatsApp location sharing permission from your device. Go to “Settings” then press on location and go to the app permission section, open WhatsApp, and disable Whatsapp location permission.
There is no need to worry about the privacy of your location as WhatsApp provides ” end to end encryption” to the location sharing as it provides calling and messaging.