Live Location Sharing feature just launched.
While WhatsApp already has a new feature that lets you send a location, it is launching a new Live Location feature that will help your friends track where you are in real time. This means that your locations gets tracked and updated in real time while you are on the movie.
The feature will let you share you exact location on a one-on-one conversation or inside a group chat. You have the option to share your location for 15 minutes to 8 hours and you can stop it any time. There’s also a tool that will show you which contacts you are sharing your location with.
WhatsApp did say that they’ve optimized the feature so it doesn’t take a big chunk out of your battery life since constantly using background resources on your device can impact how long it will last.
Live Location Sharing has started rolling out to users and will be ‘globally available’ in the next couple of days.