Most of us use Messenger to make plans for the weekend, some use to share pictures and videos. It has always been one full-featured utility for getting together with buddies. You’ll be glad to know that Facebook will now allow your friends and loved ones to track your real-time location while you’re on your way. Sharing your location will also help some of you feel safer on the way home. Facebook Inc added a feature to its Messenger app on Monday to allow users to share their locations continuously for up to an hour within a private direct or group message. The recipients can then see an estimate of how long it would take you to reach them by car.
Every group has that one friend who says “I’ll be there in 5 mins” while snoozing up the alarm clock. Well, not anymore! With Facebook live location feature you can actually know that whether he is actually on his way or just fooling around.
how to share live location on facebook messenger-
- Inside a message thread, tap the Location button or find it in the More menu.
- On the map, tap the blue bar to start sharing your Live Location
- The recipients will see your exact current location on a map for 60 minutes, and an ETA by car for you to reach them
- A clock in the corner of the map counts down until your location sharing expires, and you can hit Stop Sharing at any time
NOTE: Use of the feature is ‘completely optional,’ and you get to customize the list of friends with whom you need to share your live location.
These were the steps to use facebook’s live location feature. To know more about Facebook’s live location feature you can also watch this tutorial video:
Facebook has put up a lot of time and consideration for working on this feature to give users a delightful experience, by not overlooking battery consumption capacity.
Try it out in a group — you’ll be able to see yourself and all your friends on the map. It’s surely worth checking out.
So, friends let us know your feedback about how much you love Facebook’s new live location feature. We’d love to hear from you!