WHATSAPP: A GREAT LOCATION TOOL
We will all agree that right now Nigeria is not a safe place to live and so one has to take necessary precautions to ensure one’s safety.
There are times you may need to send quick information to your friends and loved ones regarding your wherabouts to guarantee their timely intervention and your safety and if you don’t know how, the consequences could be dire.
The use of social media today has gone viral. In as much as some persons use it for evil, it can also be a strong force for good. WhatsApp is a widely used social media in the world today. Below are some guidelines on how to send your location to your loved ones or friends via whatsapp if you ever find yourself in an unpalatable situation or are lost.
TIPS TO SEND YOUR LOCATION THROUGH WHATSAPP
1️⃣ Click on the WhatsApp icon.
2️⃣ Click on the contact name you wish to share your live location with.
3️⃣ Just like you do when you want to send photo and video messages, Tap Attach > Location > Share live location
4️⃣ You will be prompted to Enable location permissions for WhatsApp in your phone’s settings > Apps and Notifications > Advanced > App Permissions > Location > Turn on WhatsApp.
5️⃣Tap send. Your EXACT location will be sent to the contact and he/she will receive it as a text message. The name of the street and in some cases the exact house address (eg No 4, WhatsApp street) of the location. Enlarge the map further and the picture of the house may even show. All this within SECONDS
6️⃣ Try it, it’s pretty easy and cool.
You can select the length of time you’d like to share your location. Or you could just switch off the live location after the dilemma is over.
We all need to be security conscious, you can never be too sure or safe.