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How to Share Live Location on WhatsApp?

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Megan Evans

Updated: May 24, 2023 03:45 pm

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How to share live location on WhatsApp with iPhone and how to send live location on WhatsApp android are two of the most asked questions by individuals who want to use the WhatsApp location tracking feature. If you have similar questions, then keep reading this article till the end.

There are instances when you want to know the location of someone or want someone else to know your location. With the WhatsApp location tracking feature this is not a problem anymore. Its advantage is the accuracy of your location. It lets you know the exact location of the target user. In this article, we will let you go through the entire process of how to share my location in WhatsApp.

How to Share Live Location on WhatsApp on iPhone

iPhone is one of the most complicated yet more useful devices. With its iOS, it is very difficult for someone who has just switched from Android to iPhone. iPhone users most often ask the question of how to share live location on WhatsApp with iPhone?

Like all other tasks on iPhone, it is a bit technical but we will explain it in a very simple and comprehensive way for you.

Step 1: First of all, what you have to do is allow WhatsApp to access your location. To do that go to the Settings > Privacy > Location Services > WhatsApp > Always.

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Step 2: Open the specific contact on WhatsApp, whom you want to share your location with.


Step 3: Tap on the “+” sign on the left bottom corner of the screen and then choose the location. It lets you share your location in two ways. By sharing your ‘Live Location’, which will be updated as move. And by sharing your ‘Current Location’, which will be the precise location of you at the point in time.

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Step 4: If you choose to share the live location, you have to set a time for which you want to keep sharing your love location with that specific person. After setting the time period, tap on Send to send your location.

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How to Share Live Location on WhatsApp on Android

Android in comparison with iOS is a bit easy to use and operate. In order to share live location on WhatsApp on Android, you have to first give whats permission to access the information of location. To that follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to the Settings > Apps > WhatsApp > Permissions > Locations. Now tap on ‘Allow only while using the App’.

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Step 2: Now open the relevant person’s chat in WhatsApp in order to send him or her your WhatsApp live location and tap on the ‘Attachment’ icon placed near the camera icon. Now choose ‘Location’ from these options.

Step 3:Now it will enable you with two options. You can either share your live location, which will be updated as you move, or your current location, which will show the recipient your location at that specific point in time.

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Step 4: If you choose to share your live location, it will ask you about the time period you want to keep sharing your live location. Select the time accordingly then tap on send.

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How to Check Someone’s Location on WhatsApp without them Knowing

Have you ever wondered what if you want to check someone’s location without theming sending you their location? Seems impossible, isn’t it?

Well, with KidsGuard Pro for Android you can easily do that. KidsGuard Pro for Android let you check the location of a person on WhatsApp without them knowing that you are checking their location.

It is one of the many features of KidsGuard Pro for Android. Let’s go through all the features of this app one by one.

Location Tracking

One of the best and most useful features of KidsGuard Pro for Android is its location tracking feature. Unlike WhatsApp location tracking, you don’t need any kind of permission from the other person to access their location.

With KidsGuard Pro for Android you can easily check someone’s location on WhatsApp without them knowing. What you have to do is just install the app on the targeted device and know every movement they make and everywhere they go without them knowing.

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Record Surroundings

Have you ever thought of using someone’s phone as a remote microphone or camera for you? If not, then it is time to think about it and start utilizing it. KidsGuards Pro for Android enables you to record the surroundings of the targeted device without letting the other person know it is being recorded. This feature can be helpful to listen to another phone’s surroundings and record the conversations they are having as evidence.

Record Screen

Sometimes you wish you can record the things a specific person doing on his or her phone in order to grasp the person’s online activity. With KidsGuard Pro for Android, you can simply record the screen of the targeted device without letting them know that it is being recorded.

For instance, you can screen record other’s Snapchat without them knowing, and monitor all kinds of activities such as conversation, social media activity, internet browsing, and much more.

Monitor Social Media Apps

This app is not only limited to WhatsApp location tracking, but it also lets you monitor and access all the activity they perform on Social Media apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, and many more. So with KidsGuard Pro for Android, you can’t only know where your targeted device is but also know what they are doing on their social media apps.

Everything from scrolling through their feed, commenting on someone’s post to texting someone using social media app, you will have access to these, and more. Nothing can be hidden from you with KidsGuard Pro for Android.

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View Phone Files

Viewing phone files is one of the hardest tasks that need the permission of the user. It seems impossible to access someone’s phone files without their permission but not anymore. With our view phone files feature of KidsGuard Pro for Android, this is not a problem anymore.

Just like accessing their location and monitoring their social media apps, viewing phone files is also one click away from you. You can view all kinds of files whether those are messages, call logs, browser history, photos, videos for a better understanding of the targeted person’s activities. For example, it enables you to view someone’s browser history with your phone.

Capture Screen

It is an important tool for saving important details and information. KidsGuard Pro for Android lets you capture the screen of the targeted device remotely. You can save all sorts of activities or screenshots whether it is a chat, social app, or something else. What you have to do is install the app into the targeted device and the full access is yours.

Installation Guide

If you want to get into someone's Instagram, just follow four installation steps below:

Step 1: Click Monitor Now to create your account for KidsGuard Pro for Android.

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Step 2: Download KidsGuard Pro for Android from on the device that you want to track.

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Step 3: Initiate the installation, then follow the prompts on the screen to complete the procedure.

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Step 4: Now you will be able to track someone's location on the dashboard.

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How to Stop Sharing Live Location on WhatsApp on iPhone and Android

After you have successfully sent your live location on WhatsApp, if you ever want to stop sharing the live location, you simply follow these steps. Stop sharing live location on WhatsApp is the same for both iPhone and Android.

1. Go to WhatsApp and open the chat with whom you shared your live location.

2. Tap on Stop Sharing.

3. It will ask you to confirm if you really want to stop sharing your live location. Tap on Stop Sharing again to stop sharing live location on WhatsApp.

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1. How long does a live location last on WhatsApp?

It depends upon the time you have selected while sharing your live location with the user. If you have selected 1 hour, it will end in 1 hour. But there is always an option to stop sharing the live location whenever you want.

But with KidsGuard Pro for Android, there is no limit on time, you can track the location of your target device whenever you want.

2. What is the difference between live location and current location on WhatsApp?

When you choose the live location, your location will keep updating where ever you go. It will keep updating for the specific period of time you select while sending your live location.

While sending the current location, you send the location where you were at that specific time of sharing your location. It will not update with your movement.

3. Why is someone's live location not updating on WhatsApp?

There can be two possibilities for this. The person might have shared with you the current location rather than their live location, that’s why it is static and not being updated. Or the time specified by the person has ended that’s why it is no more being updated.

4. How to add Location in WhatsApp Status on an Android device?

Open WhatsApp and go to the Status tab and tap on the camera icon. Choose a picture or video you want to add. Tap on the emoji icon from above. Then choose the location sticker from the sticker list.

Here you have two options, you can either select your current location or search for any place you want. Now you can share the location with your contacts.


We hope you have learned how to share live location on WhatsApp on Android and iPhone. Just follow the above-mentioned method step by step to send your live location or current location to anyone in your contact list.

But if you want to avoid this part of the permission to access someone’s location, we would recommend you to use KidsGuard Pro for Android. It enables you to check someone’s location on WhatsApp without them knowing. Besides, you will have so many amazing features to access and make the most of those features.

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By Megan Evans

A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.

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