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Sharing live location in WhatsApp on iPhone and Android phone is finally possible thanks to the latest update. So, if you ever happen to make your loved ones know your whereabouts or where you are enjoying a trip, you can share your real-time live location easily keep them updated.

One thing worth mentioning is that the option to share location via WhatsApp has been available for quite sometime. But there was no option to share real time location. Personally, I had been eagerly awaiting this cool feature. Enough talk, let me show you how it works:

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How to Share Live Location in WhatsApp on iPhone or Android

How to Share Live Location in WhatsApp

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Share Your Real-Time Location in WhatsApp on iPhone

Note: Before starting off, make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp on your iPhone. If you are yet to update it, head over to App Store>Updates and hit the Update button that is right next to WhatsApp.

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone → Open any group or individual chat.

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Step #2. Tap on the “+” button.

Tap on PLUS Button in WhatsApp Chat on iPhone.png

Step #3. Select Location from the available options.

Tap on Location in WhatsApp on iPhone.png

Step #4. Now, you have to tap on “Share Live Location.”

Share Live Location in WhatsApp from iPhone

Step #5. Then, you need to choose for how long you wish to share your real-time location, you may also add the comment. Once done, tap send button.

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All the persons included in the chat will be able to see your real-time location on a map.

In case more than one person shares their real-time Location in the group, all the locations will be seen on the same map.

That's how we can share live location from WhatsApp on iPhone. Let's check out way to stop it.

Stop Live Location Sharing in WhatsApp on iPhone

Anytime if you want to stop sharing your live location, you can get it done with ease.

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your iPhone.

Step #2. Open the individual or group chat in question and then tap on Stop Sharing.

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That's it. Now, let's find out way to share live location in from WhatsApp on Android.

Share Live Location WhatsApp on Android Phone

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your Andorid phone. → Open any group or individual chat.

Step #2. Tap on the Pin button.

Tap on Pin Button in WhatsApp Chat

Step #3. Tap on Location.

Tap on Location in WhatsApp on Android Phone

Step #4. Now, you have to tap on “Share Live Location.”

Share Live Location in WhatsApp on Android Phone

Step #5. Enter your comment (optional), enter the duration for the real-time location sharing, and tap on send button.

Share Live Location from WhatsApp on Android Phone

Stop Real-time Location Sharing in WhatsApp on Android Phone

Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your Android phone.

Step #2. Open the individual or group chat in question and then tap on Stop sharing. Tap on STOP again to confirm.

Stop Realtime Location Sharing in WhatsApp on Android Phone

That's all.

Wrapping up

I find live location sharing feature very useful. It's the easiest way to keep your friends updated about the places you are visiting. Let me know your feedback about it in the comments.

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