WhatsApp introduces ‘Live Location’ with hint of introducing voice, video calls on group chats.

Written by Meeshika Sharma

Published on : October 26, 2017 2:58

Popular instant messaging  WhatsApp is known for constantly upgrading its features.The latest buzz doing rounds is that it is reportedly working on bringing voice and video calls on WhatsApp groups.

However, the feature may not be functional before 2018. Clues were also derived when the company released images during the launch of its ‘Live Location’ tracking feature, whereby one of the images depicted voice and video call options on a group chat window.

Recently, WhatsApp unveiled a new feature titled ‘Live Location’ for its iOS and Android user base, enabling users to share their location with friends and family in real time.

The new feature will be available under the ‘Location’ option in the ‘Attach’ tab. To use the feature, a user may open a chat with a person or group and access the same via the aforementioned path and tap on “Share Live Location.” Users can also set a timer for how long the location needs to be shared, thereby enabling all chosen recipients to see where the user is on a map in real time.

Keeping user privacy intact, WhatsApp stated that like all of its other messaging functions, location sharing will be end-to-end encrypted