How to Share Location on WhatsApp

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Share Location on WhatsApp

Last updated on November 10th, 2019

Most people in your contacts list is probably on WhatsApp. Everyone knows about their ability to send messages and share media but there are some interesting features that you might not know about. Sharing your location is one of them – you can send a map view of your current location to any of your contacts, as easily as you would send a picture or a video.

If you are out to meet your friends and want to tell them where to come or if your family members wants to know where you are, you can quickly share your location via WhatsApp.  Like all WhatsApp features, this is cross-platform. You can send your location from, say, an iPhone to a Android user and they will be able to find you.

On iPhone

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap the Chats tab.

  3. Tap a conversation.

  4. Tap +.

  5. Tap Location. This option is near the bottom of the pop-up menu.

  6. Tap Send Your Location. It’s below the map at the top of the screen. Doing this will send the map with a red pin indicating your location; your recipient may tap the “Share” arrow in the bottom-left corner of the screen and then tap Open in Maps to receive directions.- You may first need to tap Allow to let WhatsApp access your location settings.

On Android

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap the Chats tab.

  3. Tap a conversation.

  4. Tap the paperclip icon.

  5. Tap Location.

  6. Tap Send your location. It’s just below the map that’s near the top of the screen. Doing so will send a map to your contact with an indicator showing your location.

BB 10 OS

1. Start WhatsApp, and then either start a new chat or open an existing conversation.

2. Tap the vertical dots Menu button > Send Location to send your location.

BlackBerry 7

1. Open WhatsApp on BlackBerry start a conversation or open any chat.

2. Press the BlackBerry button > Send Location.

Windows Phone

Here’s how to send your location on Windows Phone devices.

1. Start WhatsApp and open or start a chat.

2. Tap the paper clip icon > Location.

Nokia S60

If you have a Nokia S60 feature phone, try these steps to share your location:

1. Open any chat in WhatsApp. If you have a touchscreen phone, tap the paper clip icon > Location.

2. If you have a full-keyboard S60 phone, select Options > Send -Type of Media- > Share Location or Location.

Unfortunately, you cannot send your location using WhatsApp on Nokia S40 phones.