You Will Soon Start Tracking the Location of Your WhatsApp Contacts

Whatsapp is set to introduce "live location tracking" features on the app that allows users to track the location of their friends on whatsapp. In as much as this new feature is beneficial to you and me, i think it also poses some risks but chill, we will come to that later on this post.

WhatsApp is actually the best instant messaging application in the world right now and there is no sign of dropping out as it keeps improving constantly. So sad that Blackberry users has been denied of this great app but the Android and iOS counterparts are really enjoying the heck out of this useful app.

Recall 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 but not available on the normal platform.

The "Live Location Tracking" is a new feature already introduced to some beta tester but will soon be roll out to both Android and iOS platform

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Source shows the features will work on WhatsApp beta version for iOS, 2.16.399+ on Android and will be disabled by default.

The Live Location Tracking can be kept on for 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or indefinitely. Now imagine that you have a lying partner, or a random player, with this feature, you can easily trace their location in real time.

Or this could come in handy if you're supposed to meet with your family at a certain location and time, and you want to see how far away from the destination they are.

Moreover, in case you don’t want anyone to track your movement, The live streaming can also be disabled so that no one can learn where you are at any given moment.
Image credit: WAPBETAinfo


  1. Hahahhahaha our world is further becames greaters

  2. We would be happy with dat

  3. At least we will know when our girls stats cheating on us

  4. Datz a very nice feature...but it can be misused f care z not taken

  5. lol.... well it wil b a good update to whatsapp

  6. Dunno y I need to track anyone, i aint a detective.i thinks its whatsapp that want to track us themselves.......... Infringement of privacy............. Krobo.

    1. Bro, u are just looking at the negative aspect of it, there are so many positive things attached to it more than the negative aspect

  7. E go good ooo, all those wey dey always lie about their location

  8. This could b a tool for lie detecting