WhatsApp has grown over the years to become a major messaging app, boasting over 1.2 billion monthly active users. It allows you to share messages, pictures, documents and videos, place a voice or video call, as well as post Statuses just like Snapchat Stories.
Did you know that you could also share your location via WhatsApp? The app lets you to send your current location to friends, which can then be opened in Apple Maps or Google Maps. This feature is very useful when you want your friends to locate you more easily.
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Sharing your location on WhatsApp is very easy, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how it can be done on iPhone.
How to Share Your Location Using WhatsApp on iPhone
Step 1: Launch WhatsApp.
Step 2: Open a conversation where you want to share your location.
Step 3: Tap on the + icon.
Step 4: This opens a menu with a list of items that you can share. Choose Location. If it’s your first time using this feature, then WhatsApp will request for permission to access your location. Grant the permission to proceed.
Step 5: WhatsApp will detect your current location and display it on the map. To send it, tap on the ‘Send Your Location’ button.
Your current location will now be sent in the conversation that you had open. The recipient can view your location in WhatsApp or open it in a third-party maps app.
That’s all you need to do to share your location via WhatsApp. Using the same method, you can share many other stuffs such as photos, videos, contacts, or even a PDF document.
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