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WhatsApp beta update hints at a new ‘live location’ sharing feature

WhatsApp’s latest updates could allow you to share your live location in group chats. It could also allow one to recall and edit sent messages.



WhatsApp is reportedly working on a couple of features which could be rolled out officially to all its users soon. Among the features is a live location sharing in group chats. More features include the option to edit and recall messages, which have been sent but not read by the recipient. Also Read - WhatsApp is a surveillance tool, stay away from it: Telegram founder

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Talking about the first feature, WhatsApp users can now enable live location for group chats which can be viewed by members of the group. A frequent informer on WhatsApp beta updates, @WABetaInfo posted about this update which is currently available on Android and iOS on beta versions 2.16.399 and 2.17.3.28 respectively. With this feature, WhatsApp users on a group chat will be able to broadcast their live location in real-time.

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The feature is disabled by default and would need to be activated by going to the group Settings option on the top right and the option named Show my friends will be visible which can be turned on and off according to one s preference. In addition to this, WhatsApp users can also select the time duration of their live location. The options as seen in the images include 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes and indefinitely.

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Moving on to the other features WhatsApp is reportedly working on, one could soon be able to edit and recall sent messages. This report comes from the same source as well, and is being rolled out on WhatsApp Android beta app versions 2.17.25 and 2.17.26. As the name suggests, with this feature enabled, users will be able to recall messages sent before it is read. The same goes for editing, as one can now edit a sent message, but only if the recipient has not read it. ALSO READ: WhatsApp iOS update lets you send messages without internet; here s how it works

The revoke feature was first introduced on the WhatsApp beta app for iOS, but it still hasn t made it to the official app. WhatsApp has been slowly rolling out much needed updates on the app, and we would have to wait and see when these are made available on the official version. ALSO READ: WhatsApp beta update lets users revoke messages, photos and videos

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  • Published Date: January 28, 2017 3:09 PM IST
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