(Mirror Daily, United States) – Are you worried about your friends’ safety? Now WhatsApp lets you be up-to-date to whatever they do with the new live location tracker. This way, you can track the movements of your friends and make sure they are fine, or easily get directions to find them.
The live location tracker comes to WhatsApp
Location tracking is used by many people for different purposes but, no matter why you need to use it, it’s always useful. WhatsApp decided to join the ranks of the apps which use a live location tracker, so an encrypted feature is now available for all users to exploit. Before sharing a location, they can select a certain timespan when it should remain active. Also, whenever they want to stop the tracking, they can do it.
Many thought about the security concerns put by a live location feature. However, WhatsApp explained the situation. This feature is a reaction to Snapchat’s Map, where active users’ location is displayed for everybody to see. Here, users can choose the person to share their location with, and the sharing is only temporary.
You can avoid having your location shared when you are not willing to
The feature already underwent some testing in January, but it should soon reach the users. It’s easy to activate the live location tracker and to make sure it doesn’t work for a longer period of time than you want to. Once you open a new message, you can tap on the plus sign in the right corner from the bottom.
Among the options you can choose, there is location. If you choose to send it, the live location tracker becomes active. Also, before sending it to the contact, you can choose for how long you share it. This way, you can avoid being tracked even when you no longer want it.
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