Instant and real time messaging app WhatsApp is working on an exciting feature that will track the live location of users, allowing users to track the real location of their friends in real time.
According to the WABetaInfo account on Twitter which is nowadays known for leaking information related to WhatsApp updates, the feature will work on WhatsApp beta version 22.214.171.124 for iOS, 2.16.399 on Android and will be disabled by default.
“The tracking can be kept on for 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or indefinitely. This comes in handy if you’re supposed to meet the group of friends at a certain location and time, and you want to see how far away from the destination every one in the group is,” phonearena.com reported this few days ago.
The live streaming can also be disabled so that your group members can’t learn where you are at any given moment, it added.
The “Live Location Tracking” is disabled by default in the app, which means that WhatsApp needs to activate it when it is ready to be launched.
In December 2016, WhatsApp added the features to revoke and edit the sent messages in a beta version testing. The feature is currently available in WhatsApp beta for the iOS 126.96.36.1999 platform.
WhatsApp recently also launched a video calling feature from India which was rolled out globally to other countries though. The feature is available on all platforms — Android, iOS and Windows.
With above 160 million users in India, WhatsApp is available in more than 50 different regional languages around the world and in 10 Indian languages. Nearly 100 million calls are being made on the platform daily worldwide. Which makes it the most used app.