How to share live location on WhatsApp and Google maps?

How to share live location on WhatsApp

Oh! Are you looking the guide to how to share live location on Whatsapp? You will be glad to know that you are at right place and will be fully satisfied with this guide.

By the way, those days are over when we used to ask local people for navigating routes. Technology is getting advance day by day, making our work simpler and easy. 

Now we can travel anywhere without getting lost using smartphones maps. Thanks to Google and other services which not only helps in navigating directions but also share live location. 

WhatsApp comes with the feature to send location as well as realtime location to our friends, families contact number.

Ok just read the article till end and follow steps with the help of picture, then there will be no problem to learn this guide.

How to share live location on WhatsApp?

Sharing live location on Whatsapp is super easy. All you have to is follow below steps:

Step1: Open Whatsapp and select contact to whom you want to share live location.


Step 2: Click on the attachment icon 📎  (paper clip icon) from the message area.


Step 3: Tap on ‘Location’. Now a new interface will be open showing a map. Make sure you have turned on your GPS.

How to share live location on WhatsApp

Step 4: Choose share live location if you want to send your realtime location(You can be tracked wherever you will be going).  or
choose a current location if want to send your current position only(no tracking).


Step 5: You will get an option of sharing live location for 15 mins, 1 hour, 8 hours. Choose one of them. That’s all, you have sent your live location.
And if you want to share for a specific time, you can stop sharing by tapping on ‘Stop sharing” anytime.

How to share live location on WhatsApp

How to share live location on Google Maps?

 Google maps are very useful in finding directions, routes or even in finding our parked vehicles. But along with that it also helps other people to find you.   Unlike Whatsapp, People rarely use Google maps to send live location.

But in this article, I’ll tell you how to send live location on google maps to your families, friends etc. in very easy steps.  

Step 1: Turn on GPS > Open Google Maps.  


Step 2: Tap on the blue dot which represents your current location.


Step 3: Then a menu will appear having three options. Choose ‘Share your location’.


Step 4: Now select the contact to whom you want to send. 
If they are Google user, you can share directly. If not, then you need to send your link via message. After clicking on that link they will be directed to Google map and able to see your live location. 

How to share live location on Google Maps

How to share location in your WhatsApp status

Everyday we post many things in our status but most of us are unaware of the cool feature in status. This is that we can add our location status in the form of sticker.

This is a very cool feature that we can use in our status. And it’s a very easy step to add location sticker in your status. Not only Location, but you can also even share time in your status. So follow very simple steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp > Go to status.


Step 2: Tap on camera icon > Select pictures from gallery or click a photo.


Step 3: Tap on emoji icon at top > Click on location sticker or time sticker if you want.


Step 4: After that map will be opened, select your current location. Now you can customize your location sticker by adjusting its size and placement.  

How to share live location on Google Maps

When you can use live location?

1. To assemble together when get lost: Suppose you went to fair or to a huge gathering if all get separated and scattered from each other, then you can use live location to find each other.

2. To let you find by others: Suppose you are unknown in a city and you are calling your friends to your location.

3. To track on your children: You can keep your eye on your children if you are suspicious about their activity when they are going to tutions or college.

4. To track your loved ones in a journey: Suppose your wife or girlfriend or your child is travelling alone, then you can track them for security.

Hope it was informative and useful for you. Comment below if you want more cool WhatsApp tricks.

And Stay tuned for the next article!😊

Nitesh Kumar

An engineering student by mind and passionate blogger by heart. Founder and writer of TechCool who mainly publishes article on latest technology tips and tricks.

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