How to Share Live Location on WhatsApp

Written by Thirumalraj

In this post, you’ll see the steps to share a live location on WhatsApp and the steps to stop the sharing.

But before you see those, it’s important to note these things:

  • The live location sharing continues till the time set by you. When the duration expires, WhatsApp will stop sharing.
  • You can also stop sharing the live location anytime you want.
  • If more than one person shares their site in the chat, all their places will be visible on any of their maps.

I use an Android phone and iPhone. Let’s start.

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Share Live Location on WhatsApp on Android Phone

Here are the steps:

Open WhatsApp Messenger and hit the group or contact chat you prefer.

Hit the paper clip icon in the compose box at the bottom and select “Location.”

If you see a popup, hit Continue and select While using the app or Only this time as per your preference.

Tap the Share live location and hit Continue if you see a popup.

Now choose how long you want to share the live place. The durations are 15 minutes, 1 hour, and 8 hours.

Provide a comment if you wish. Hit the Send icon, and that’s all.

Stop Live Location Sharing on Android

The sharing will stop when the duration expires.

If you prefer to stop it before that, here are the steps you need to do:

Open the chat and find the live location sharing.

Hit Stop sharing and hit Stop in the popup.

That’s it.

Stopping All Your WhatsApp Live Location Sharing on Android

Hit the three vertical dots on the top right of WhatsApp.

Select Settings > Account > Privacy.

Between Groups and Blocked contacts, you can see “Live location.” Tap it.

You can see all the chats with you sharing your live location.

Hitting the one will take you to the message in the conversation.

Tap the “Stop Sharing” button and hit the Stop in the popup.

That’s all.

How to Share Live Location on WhatsApp for iPhone

In WhatsApp, open the group or contact chat you like.

Hit + beside the compose box and select “Location.”

Hit Share Live Location and hit OK if you see the popup.

Choose how long you want to share your live location with this chat. The durations are 15 minutes, 1 hour, and 8 hours.

Add a caption if you prefer. Tap the Send icon, and that’s all.

Stop Live Location Sharing on Your iPhone

The sharing will stop when the duration expires.

If you prefer to stop it before that, here are the steps you need to do:

Open the chat and find the live location sharing.

Tap “Stop Sharing” and select Stop Sharing in the popup.

That’s it.

Stopping All Your WhatsApp Live Location Sharing on iPhone

Hit the Settings tab at the bottom of WhatsApp and select Account > Privacy.

Tap Live Location, and you can see all the chats with you sharing your live location.

Hitting the one will take you to the message in the conversation.

Tap the “Stop Sharing” and select Stop Sharing from the popup.

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.

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