How to share your live location on WhatsApp

For real-time location sharing by WhatsApp, the first thing you need to do is open the app and find the contact you want to share your location with. Tap on it when you find it:

WhatsApp’s main menuWhatsApp’s main menu

On the conversation screen, tap on the clip icon to send attachments to your contact:

Conversation in WhatsAppConversation in WhatsApp

A menu will appear where you will have to tap on Location:

WhatsApp’s attachment optionsWhatsApp’s attachment options

Now, you will get to the next menu, where you will have several options:

Options to send our locationOptions to send our location

If you tap on Share live location the participant(s) in the conversation will see your location in real-time, and that means they will see if you move, and where you are going at any time. It shares your location for the time you choose, even if you do not use the app. After you tap on it, you will see the following on the screen, and to share it, you will have to tap on the Send button:

Real-time locationReal-time location

The next option you have is Send your current location, that will simply send your current location to the conversation:

Current locationCurrent location

Unlike live location, sending your current location only sends where you are right now, without sharing it in real-time (participants will not see where you are going at all times).

There are also some nearby places you can share, that will also go directly into the conversation when you tap on them:

Nearby locationsNearby locations

But the most interesting thing is to tap on the magnifying glass button to search for a specific location:

Search for the correct locationSearch for the correct location

When we have found it, just tap on it to send it to the contact we want:

Specific location sentSpecific location sent

As you can see, there are different ways to share a location. All of them are simple and straightforward for the user.