Facebook-owned WhatsApp seems set to get another nifty feature — real-time tracking (though some may frown too upon it). The new feature will reportedly let WhatsApp users track the group members in real time and vice versa.
Some of the leaked images showing the new ‘tracking feature’ in WhatsApp groups have been posted on Twitter by @WABetaInfo, a Twitter account that tracks new features and changes in WhatsApp’s beta builds.
As per the information shared in the tweets claim, that the feature is already available for Apple iOS users as a part of WhatsApp beta v184.108.40.206 and on Android as part of WhatsApp beta v2.16.399. It’s also claims that the feature is disabled by default and needs to be activated manually.
It is worth noting that activating the feature will show the user’s live location to other group members as well. It is visible under the ‘Show my Friends’ option and can be seen in the group settings. The ‘Show my Friends’ option can be turned on for every group member for different time durations — 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes or indefinitely.