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WhatsApp joins other messaging platforms with live location sharing

WhatsApp joins other messaging platforms with live location sharing
From TechCrunch - October 17, 2017

Sharing your current location with someone is a great way to passive-aggressively explain that youre on your way when they ask where you are. But it also has other uses, and WhatsApp has now joined rivals Facebook Messenger and iMessage in offering the feature (with its own somewhat unique twist).

The new feature will be available on both Android and iPhone soon, and its accessed the same way youd normally send your location. But now youll have the option not just to put a pin on the map where you are, but to let them track you continuously for a duration of your choosing. (A version of this feature was tested earlier this year.)

15 minutes, an hour, and 8 hours seem to be the three lengths of time you can choose from, though of course you can also turn off location sharing manually if you reach your destination or wish to conceal your movements.

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