How to use live location

Android
iPhone
The live location feature allows you to share your real-time location for a specific amount of time with the participants of an individual or group chat. You can control whether and how long to share your live location. You can also stop sharing your live location at any time. Once stopped or expired, your live location is no longer be shared. Individuals who you shared your live location with will continue to see the location you shared as a static thumbnail image, and can tap the image to see your last updated location.
This feature is end-to-end encrypted, which means no one can see your live location except the people you shared it with. To learn more about your security on WhatsApp, please visit WhatsApp Security. You can also read our Privacy Policy for more information on WhatsApp's privacy practices.
Share your live location
  1. Enable location permissions for WhatsApp in your phone’s Settings
    by tapping Privacy > Location Services > WhatsApp > Always. Alternatively, go to your phone’s Settings
    > WhatsApp > Location > Always.
  2. Open an individual or group chat.
  3. Tap Attach
    > Location > Share Live Location.
  4. Select the length of time you'd like to share your live location. Your live location will stop being shared after the selected amount of time.
    • Optionally, add a comment.
  5. Tap Send
    .
Stop sharing your live location
Stop sharing your live location in a specific individual or group chat
  1. Open the individual or group chat.
  2. Tap Stop Sharing > Stop Sharing.
Stop sharing your live location in all individual or group chat
  1. Go to WhatsApp Settings > Privacy > Live Location.
  2. Tap Stop Sharing > Stop Sharing.
Note:
  • You can disable location permissions for WhatsApp at any time by going to your phone’s Settings
    > Privacy > Location Services > WhatsApp > Never.
  • Alternatively, go to your phone’s Settings
    > WhatsApp > Location > Never.
Related resources:
How to use live location on Android
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