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New WhatsApp feature will let you track your friends’ location in real-time

Written by TechNadu Staff
Last updated July 13, 2021

Whatsapp is working on a new feature that lets you track friends location in groups in real time. Live Location Tracking, as it’s currently known, has been spotted in the beta version of the messaging app, both on Android (version 2.16.399) and iOS (version 2.17.3.28).

With the feature, users will be able to make their current location visible to members of a group chat. allowing them to find each other more easily during meet-ups.

It allows them to find each other more easily during meet-ups. Live Location Tracking is enabled by the users for a specific duration like one, two and five minutes.

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By default, the feature is disabled when it arrives since it might have privacy havoc.

When exactly the features will graduate from the beta build is unclear for now.The messaging app already allows users to share a specific location with friends, but real-time tracking would represent an enormous step up. When exactly the features will graduate from the beta build is unclear for now.

Earlier in WhatsApp Beta, being able to recall and edit messages, to avoid potential embarrassment. This feature will work only on messages that hadn't yet been read.



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