WhatsApp: Here’s How to Share a Location in a Chat

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Did you know that WhatsApp allows you to share specific locations in chats? For instance, you may want to share the location of a restaurant when making plans to meet a friend. Our guide will show you how to share a location in a WhatsApp chat.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the WhatsApp application on iOS. Also note, this process is slightly different on iOS and Android.

Step 1: Tap the chat you wish to share a location within.

Step 2: On iOS, tap the “+” in the bottom-left corner of the screen. On Android, tap the paper clip icon at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: Tap “Location.”

Step 4: You’ll see a menu showing your current location on a map (represented by the large black square in our screenshots below). If you want to share your current location in the chat, tap “Send Your Current Location.” You can also scroll through a list of nearby locations and tap one of those to send it in the chat. Finally, if you want to search for a nearby location, tap the search bar at the top of the screen on iOS, or tap the magnifying glass in the top-right corner of the screen on Android.

Step 5: If you decided to search for a location, type its name or address. For instance, you can type the name of a restaurant.

Step 6: Once you’ve typed your search query, tap the “Search” button in the bottom-right corner of the keyboard on iOS, or tap the magnifying glass in the bottom-right corner of they keyboard on Android to perform the search.

Step 7: Scroll through the search results, and tap one to instantly share that location in the chat.