WhatsApp’s new feature may let you track friend’s real-time location

WhatsApp's new feature may let you track friend's real-time location by Rishap Gandhi

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 v2.17.3.28 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.

Recently, WhatsApp for iOS received the ability to let users ‘send’ WhatsApp messages in areas of poor or no internet connectivity. The feature, which has already been there in Android smartphones for sometime now, recently made its way to Apple’s iOS operating system.
WhatsApp’s new feature may let you track friend’s real-time location
Source From: Gadgetsnow

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