This new feature, now rolling out globally to Messenger on iOS and Android, lets people share their real-time location with friends and family for a period of time. It will show an estimate of long it'll take you to get to others' locations by auto if they share where they are as well.
But location sharing in one of the world's most popular apps could cause friction in marriages and other relationships if one partner demands to know where the other is at all times. As Facebook explains: "tap the Location icon or tap the More icon and then select Location". Our new Live Location feature makes it simple and seamless for you to choose to share where you are with your friends and family.
Facebook's Messenger location sharing feature is rolling out globally and is available on both iOS and Android. What do you think, do you find any users for this feature?
The settings also allow users to determine how long their movements can be tracked each time a location is shared.
With the new feature, people can share their whereabouts for an hour with one contact or with a larger group. He added that Facebook has been testing the Live Location sharing in Mexico and it was ready for launching since October.
"When you're sharing your location, the people you've chosen to share with will see you on their map", a spokesperson for Google said. From there, you can spot them on a map. But Facebook disabled the feature after a Harvard student demonstrated that it could be used to track a users' location histories. You can also drag and drop the red pin, before hitting Send to share your static location.
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