Facebook-owned WhatsApp has introduced a fresh Live Location feature to its messaging service, the one that has been around beta for a long time. The feature was just lately introduced by rival Telegram, and let us users discuss their location in real-time with family or friends.
In a nutshell, it’s now heading to obtain a lot better to track all your family members, if they are commuting, or talk about where you are with friends if you are going to a meetup, all because of WhatsApp’s Live Location feature.
Aside from being easy to use, the new feature is secure as well. WhatsApp cases to own end-to-end encryption with Live Location and even allows users control, who they show their location with and then for how long they would like to do so.
How can it work? In a very chat window, go through the connection icon (symbolized by a newspaper clip) and touch on ‘Location’ as if you usually do. Unlike before, you will now visit a new option to ‘Reveal Live Location’.
Upon tapping on ‘Talk about Live Location’ an individual then gets a pop-up as for just how many minutes or time they wish to talk about their Live Location for. Then simply touch the Send button as if you usually do.
Once delivered to a individual talk or an organization talk, you will now visit a rich preview come in the talk area together with you display picture turning up in a bubble on the map combined with the time limit concerning when the Live Location will expire. Tapping on the thumbnail will open up a Live Location site, exposing your Live Location to your good friend.
In the bottom of that abundant preview, may also be a Stop Posting button, in the event users change their head and want to avoid sharing urgently, prior to the set in place expiry time.
WhatsApp says that if several person stocks their Live Location in an organization talk, all locations will be obvious on a single map.
Live Location feature is a server part upgrade, so expect the feature to move out little by little to users. The feature will be put into both Google android devices and Apple iPhones in the approaching weeks.
Telegram had just lately, updated it software with an identical feature simply a week ago. In addition, it launched a redesigned in-app music player, and a fresh translation program for Telegram apps. Reuters