WhatsApp has submitted a new update for the beta app for Windows Phone, bringing the version up to 2.18.106.
But what features has WhatsApp added in this update?
Apparently there is no news, but WhatsApp has remotely enabled something..
Let’s find out together what is it ..
- You need to update your WhatsApp version to the 2.18.106 update, in order to remotely receive the activation of the Live Location feature.
Precedent versions might get the feature too, but it’s always recommended to use the latest version available on the Store, to quickly see the feature enabled.
AVAILABLE TODAY FOR WINDOWS PHONE
Exactly after 7 months compared to the iOS and Android releases, WhatsApp has finally enabled a very important feature for Windows Phone: in fact, since today, WhatsApp is rolling out for all Windows Phone beta users the Live Location feature!
You can share your Live Location in chats and groups. If you want to try, open a chat and tap the Attach icon, then Location.
After this action, you can see a new option called Share live location:
If you select it, you can choose how long the Live Location needs to be shared in that specific chat:
A new alert will inform you what is the Live Location, and that you can stop sharing it at anytime:
After sending the Live Location, you will see a new bubble in the chat, and here WhatsApp gives you the possibility to stop sharing it:
When you share a new Live Location, you can also open and configure it in Contact and Group Info:
If you shared the Live Location in many chats and you want to quickly stop sharing it, you can open WhatsApp Settings, Account and Privacy, then Live location to see where you shared the Live Location in:
Sharing the Live Location is secured with end-to-end encryption: it means only you and the recipient can see it, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.
As above mentioned, you can stop sharing it at anytime or you can also delete a Live Location for everyone, so WhatsApp will automatically stop to share it.
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