After opening a chat, they must go to Go to the Attach button and select Location. A new option for “Share Live Location” will appear, allowing you to share your location for 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours. Facebook Messenger also has a Live Location feature, which lets users share their location with friends for up to 60 minutes. With this feature, all the WhatsApp users will not only be able to know their friend’s location but also keep a tab on them until they reach their destination.
The goal is to let people know that their friends and family members are safe when they are out alone, maybe for a trip or something. It was also claimed that WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted, which means that the location that you share will be between you and the contact you share with and no one else can access the information. “When end-to-end encrypted, your messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents, status updates, and calls are secured from falling into the wrong hands,” explains WhatsApp. The live location sharing in real-time feature is dynamic, unlike the already existing location sharing feature, which is static.