WhatsApp team has been working on bringing new features for its
Windows Phone application to bring it on par with iOS and
Android. The latest update comes with the most awaited feature
for Windows Phone which has been available for last 7 months on
both iOS and Android.
The WhatsApp team finally released the most awaited “Live
Location” feature for Beta testers on Windows Phone. The new
update pushes the app to version 188.8.131.52. With the new Live
Location feature users will now be able to share their location
in real time with their friends and families.
You can share your Live Location in chats and groups. You can
do so by opening a chat and tap
the Attach icon, Location and select Live
Location. You will be able to share the Live Location for a
specific time like 5 mins, 15 mins or more.
Once shared, users also have the option to stop sharing the
Live Location at any point of time if they wish to not share
the location anymore. Users will be seeing a new bubble in the
chat which gives them the option to stop sharing the Live
If the Live Location has been shared with many chats and groups
and users would like to stop sharing it, then WhatsApp allows
users with the option to stop sharing the Live Location by
going to Settings, Account and Privacy, Live Location.
Users might think that sharing a Live Location will affect
their privacy, to make sure that the Live Location does not
affect the privacy of users, WhatsApp has made sure that
sharing of the Live Location is secured with end to end
encryption, meaning that the Live Location will be seen only by
you and the recipient, even WhatsApp cannot see your Live
The Live Location was the most awaited feature for Windows
Phone users and has finally arrived in the Beta Application.
After successful testing, we expect the team to push out the
feature for all Windows Phone users in the coming days.
The latest update for WhatsApp Beta is currently rolling out
and you can download it by going to Microsoft Store.