How to Share Your Location on WhatsApp Using iPhone or Android

Are you looking to share your location with someone on WhatsApp, but unsure of how to do it? Whether it’s meeting friends or simply keeping someone informed about your whereabouts, sharing your location can prove incredibly handy. Let us guide you through the straightforward steps to share your location on WhatsApp using your iPhone or Android device!

But before you share your location, ensure WhatsApp has access to your location at all times:

  • For iPhone users: Tap settings > Location and select Always.

  • For Android users: Go to Settings > Apps/Manage Apps > WhatsApp > App Permissions > Allow only while using the App.

Now, let’s get started:

  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android device.
  2. Navigate to the chat with the person or group you want to share your location with.
  3. Tap on the “+” icon located next to the message box.
  4. Select “Location” from the options provided.
  5. You’ll be presented with two choices: sharing your current location or sharing a live location.
  • Choose “Send Your Current Location” to instantly share where you are at that moment.

  • Alternatively, select “Share Live Location” to share your real-time location for a specific duration.

  1. Depending on your preference, tap on either “Send Your Current Location” or “Share Live Location”.


Bonus Tip: For both Android and iPhone users, we highly recommend sharing your location via Google Maps for increased accuracy compared to sharing it directly through WhatsApp or Apple Maps. Here’s how:

  1. Open Google Maps on your iPhone or Android device.
  2. Navigate to the location you want to share and tap on it.
  3. Click “Share Location” from the pull-up menu after tapping on the location.
  4. Select “WhatsApp” and choose the recipient.
  5. Tap Send.

By following these straightforward steps, sharing your location with friends, family, or colleagues on WhatsApp becomes effortless. Whether you’re arranging a meetup or simply keeping loved ones informed about your whereabouts, sharing your location has never been simpler.”

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Isaac Odwako O.
Okumu Isaac Odwako, professionally known as Isaac Nymy, is a Ugandan internet entrepreneur and digital designer. He is the founder and CEO of Nymy Media and the founder of Nymy Net.
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