WhatsApp Live Location: WhatsApp live location is finally rolled out in India for both Android and iOS user. WhatsApp live location allows you to share the live location with the family, friends and colleagues and any person at anywhere in the world where WhatsApp is working. So let’s know what is coming features and how Whatsapp Live Location is work? and Ravancal will also cover the best working of Whatsapp Live Location on the operating system.
WhatsApp Live Location Features
The WhatsApp Live Location sharing feature is not permanent and you will have the option to share your real-time location for 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours with someone or a group. You can stop sharing your real-time location any time you want. The new Whatsapp live location is good than the old WhatsApp live location features. Don’t worry Ravanchal will tell you in detail how it is different from the old live location service of Whatsapp. Let me tell you how the WhatsApp live location features are work.
How Does Whatsapp Live Location is work
When you trying to share your location with other people, first of all, Open a chat with the person or group you want to share with. Under “Location” in the attach button, there’s a new option to “Share Live Location.” Choose for how long you want to share and tap send. Each person in the chat will be able to see your real-time location on a map. And if more than one person shares their Live Location in the group, all locations will be visible on the same map. I impressed with the work of Whatsapp that the more than one location will show on the same single map. This features will help in connect to all people in the same city if they forget to the way of meeting.
How is it different from the old location sharing on WhatsApp?
On the old WhatsApp location sharing feature, you have the flexibility to choose the location and share it. But with Live Location sharing, the exact location of the smartphone will be broadcasted as it is. And the same will be tracked and shared with the person or group. You will have no control on the Live location stream unless you decide to turn it off. In Snapchat, users are even shown as to whether they are driving or walking.
There are many users of iOS and Android but the question is, which will be the best operating system for new WhatsApp live sharing location service.
Whatsapp Live Location Performance on Android Vs iOS
The Whatsapp Live Location feature is available for both Android and iOS users. If we talking about the Android user for the WhatsApp Live Location performance, Whatsapp uses Google Maps as the default map for location sharing. But if we come on iOS, the default service is Apple Maps, and that’s probably not a good thing, at least in India.
Google map is one of the most preferred and trusted app is using all over the World and also in India when anyone wants to search location. You can say the google map is a giant part of searching for the location service in all over the World.
In India, Google Maps has been mostly using for investigating the company location or the manpower. Not only does the service show a greater level of detailing with service lanes and alleyways making it easier to navigate, but it is also far less inaccurate when it comes to places and landmarks, which means one is less likely to end up in the wrong place.
If we talking about the Apple Maps and In comparison to google map, Apple Maps has seen a very slow pace of development in the country. A majority of iOS users in India generally find Google Maps preferable simply for the number of localized services it offers. Just a few months ago, Google introduced a feature that lets commuters in Kolkata see real-time bus information in Google Maps.
WhatsApp’s live-location sharing feature for iOS uses Apple’s default Maps app. Since Maps is extremely basic at this stage in India and still fairly inaccurate, users are likely to find it difficult tracking the person sharing their location. You may see, for example, your friend near an Indian Terrain store when in reality that store is located somewhere else. Additionally, a number of areas in the country still pretty dark in Maps since data gathering has been poor. Top-tier cities may still show some information, but in other parts of the country, the service is pretty abysmal.
An Android user using WhatsApp’s new feature is less likely to face any trouble. When testing out the feature on both Android and iOS, we found it easier to know where a person was located in real-time through Google Maps than Apple Maps. Near about data was largely detailed and accurate when using Google Maps on WhatsApp, which helped in understanding the exact location of the other person. The image below shows how the WhatsApp feature looks on iOS (left) and on Android (right).
The specific location above has some inaccuracies when using the live location feature on iOS as some surrounding stores were shown don’t actually exist. Meanwhile, the same location on Android was on point and Google Maps also features 3D representations of buildings that add to the detailing, something that is missing in Apple Maps in India.
The fact of the matter is that Apple Maps in all its years in India is still at a very native stage. The inaccuracies and lack of detailing in the service are still pretty big. You will find, for example, locations of stores getting mixed up and in areas where there is absolutely nothing. This makes using WhatsApp’s live location sharing feature on iOS a lot less reliable than on Android.
Apple Expert Eddy Cue Say
Apple’s Eddy Cue recently said that the company is planning to invest more in developing Maps in India. But until that happens and some real change is seen, the service is pretty poor and will continue to drive iOS users to choose Google Maps. There is no way to change the default mapping service to Google Maps in WhatsApp for iOS, which means iPhone users in India will have to deal with Apple Maps, or can just ask their friends and family to share their real-time location directly from Google Maps instead.