New Live Location feature available on Facebook Messenger

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Recipients can then see an estimate of how long it would take you to reach them by car. “Live Location is super helpful when trying to coordinate with friends, telling people how close you are when you’re on your way to an appointment or even sharing where you are with your roommate when you’re on your way home at night,” said the feature’s product manager Selena Wang. It’s available for all iOS and Android Messenger users. However battery life is a big issue with location features as GPS can drain device’s energy quickly.

To use the Live location, inside a message thread, tap the Location button or find it in the More menu. After, on the map, tap the blue bar to start sharing your Live Location. A clock in the corner of the map counts down until your location sharing expires, and you can hit Stop Sharing at any time.

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