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
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.
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.
How to share correct live location
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
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.