In Brief

The international messaging app allows for users to share their location live, but only in the desired chats

More and more, it seems like social apps are looking to tell the world where you are. First Snapchat, and now international messaging WhatsApp is rolling out the live location display. The company announced that it would be adding this new feature as part of its latest update, but have no fear, the feature does not automatically turn on. To initiate it, a user has to select “attach” in a specific conversation and select Location. From there, they can decide to leave it on for a few minutes, or a few hours, and stop sharing at any time. People in the same conversation can live share on the same map, which is helpful when members of a group are lost and scattered. Given the level of customization and ease to turn on and off the new feature, WhatsApp users don’t have to worry about being seen somewhere private but can still let loved one knows where they are.

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More and more, it seems like social apps are looking to tell the world where you are. First Snapchat, and now international messaging WhatsApp is rolling out the live location display. The company announced that it would be adding this new feature as part of its latest update, but have no fear, the feature does not automatically turn on. To initiate it, a user has to select “attach” in a specific conversation and select Location. From there, they can decide to leave it on for a few minutes, or a few hours, and stop sharing at any time. People in the same conversation can live share on the same map, which is helpful when members of a group are lost and scattered. Given the level of customization and ease to turn on and off the new feature, WhatsApp users don’t have to worry about being seen somewhere private but can still let loved one knows where they are.