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How to Share Your Location With Contacts in WhatsApp

Nancy Messieh 22-11-2017

Sharing your location with a contact can be extremely useful if you’re lost or if your car has broken down in an area you’re not familiar with. Rather than try to explain to someone where you are, you can easily share your location with them using a smartphone.


You can share your location using a variety of apps including Google Maps How to Track Your Friends Using Google Maps You can now share your real-time location using Google Maps. This also means you can track your friends using Google Maps. Read More , Facebook Messenger Facebook Adds Live Location Tracking to Messenger You have been able to share your location on a one-off basis for some time, but Facebook has now added real-time location sharing to the mix. What could possibly go wrong?! Read More , iMessage 12 Cool Things You Can Do With iMessage Apps for iOS You can do a lot more than simply send text, voice, picture, and video messages with iMessage. Read More , and more. If you’re preferred messenger app is WhatsApp, sharing your location with a contact, or a group, is pretty easy.

How to Share Your Location With Contacts in WhatsApp WhatsApp Share Location

Just do the following:

  1. Open up a chat conversation with the group or individual contact you want to send your location to. Tap the button and select Location.
  2. If you don’t have location settings turned on for WhatsApp, the app will take you to your phone’s settings where you can turn them on. (You can select the option to turn location settings on only while using the app.)
  3. Tap Send your current location if you want them to receive your current location. If you want them to know where you are at all times, tap Share Live Location. (You will have to choose to allow WhatsApp to access your location at all times for this feature to work.)
  4. Your contact will receive a clickable map in your chat. The map will open up in a map app within WhatsApp, and they can then open that in the map app of their choice. iOS users, for example, can open it in Apple Maps or in Google Maps if they have it installed on their phones.

Do you find this feature useful? What scenarios can you think of where you might need to share your location with a contact? Let us know in the comments. 

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