How to Share Your Live Location in Facebook Messenger?

Facebook launched a new feature recently for the messenger app. Till now you could check in and inform your Facebook friends about your static location but now your friends can track you in real-time using the Live Location feature. This is being rolled out globally both for iOS and android. It will be disabled by default and you can choose to share your live location as per your wish.

How it works?

(For android)

Step 1:

In the Facebook Messenger app open a conversation where you wish to share your live location.

Step 2:

Click on the + symbol to expand the menu.

Step 3:

Click on the location button as shown

Step 4:

Tap on Share Live Location.

Step 5:

Your friend or group of friends with whom you have shared your location can now track you in real-time. Your location will be shared for 60mins and you can also view how much time is left.

Step 6:

To STOP sharing, repeat Step 2 and Step 3.

Then tap the Stop Sharing button.


Since this is an opt in feature, you can control with whom you can share your real-time location. This feature is similar to Find My friends app in iOS but this can be accessed directly from your Facebook conversation.

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