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Beware! You might be getting wrong live locations from your known contacts

One of the more essential and well-received features of the instant messaging app is sharing live location. But what if I tell you that you can also share the fake live location to trick your friends and family members. Here's how to do it

Updated:Thu, November 18, 2021 4:10pm

By Deepti Ratnam

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WhatsApp is one of the most used instant messaging apps with 2 billion active users worldwide. Apart from normal texts, the platform allows users to make video or voice calls and set Status. One of the more essential and well-received features of the instant messaging app is sharing live location. But what if I tell you that you can also share the fake live location to trick your friends and family members.

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Sharing a fake live location is very simple but first, let's talk about how to share the correct live location. The live location feature on WhatsApp allows you to share your real-time location with an individual or group chat.

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How to share correct live location

  • Enable location permissions for WhatsApp in your phone's Settings
  • Go to Apps & notifications
  • Tap on Advanced
  • Then tap on App permissions
  • Click Location
  • turn on WhatsApp
  • Open an individual or group chat.
  • Tap Attach symbol
  • Go to Location
  • Share live location
  • Select the length of time you'd like to share your live location. Your live location will stop being shared after the selected amount of time.
  • Tap Send
  • How to share fake live location

    STEP1: Download the GPS Emulator app from Google Play Store

    STEP2: To use the app, make sure Developer Options are enabled

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    STEP3: to enable, go to your phone's Settings

    STEP4: Go to the About section

    STEP5: Find Build number by tapping on it multiple times until it says 'You are now a Developer'

    STEP6: You will find the Developer options under system settings

    STEP7: Now open the GPS Emulator app

    STEP8: Set any fake location you want to send

    STEP9: Tap on the green location button

    STEP10: Now your fake current location is set

    STEP11: Open a chat on WhatsApp

    STEP12: Tap on Location

    STEP13: Share live location

    STEP14: Here, you will notice that you have shared a fake live location.

    Note: However, we don't recommend you download a third-party app and use these tricks unless it is absolutely important to share the fake location.

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