Safety is a major concern for people all around the world. When you are going out you can share location on messenger to ease your family’s concern about your safety. This feature on messenger allows users to share live locations with contacts of their choice. Apart from this, you can also use this feature to pin and share a location for meetings and gatherings.
Messenger is an application that gives easy access for communication to people all around the world. Now that personal safety is a big issue, applications have been working on contributing to physical security as well. Messenger introduced this feature to let users have a sense of security with them all along.
Sharing location is an effective means to let your friends and families know about your current location. You can also use this to send the exact location of your place while your friend is visiting. In this article, we demonstrated ways to share location on messenger.
How to Share Location on Messenger?
Messenger allows users to share location on messenger only on mobile devices. Unfortunately, this feature has not been introduced to desktop applications yet. You have to download the messenger application on your android and IOS device and follow the steps shown below:
1. Log into your account.
2. Open a conversation.
3. Click on the more icon and select ‘Location‘.
4. Tap on ‘Allow Location Access‘.
5. ‘Allow‘ access from your device.
6. Click ‘Start Sharing Live Location‘.
Your live location will be shared for 60 min only. You can also stop sharing location at any time by clicking on ‘Stop Sharing‘.
Can you Send Location on Messenger?
Yes, you can also send your location on messenger. Once you have pinned the location of your choice you can click on the share icon on the map and click ‘Send Location‘. This can be used in a situation where you want to pin and share a specific place rater than your live location with other people.
The pinned location that you send on messenger will not disappear unless you ‘unsend‘ it.
The pinned location will be sent on the chat.
Can you Send Fake Location on Messenger?
You cannot directly activate fake location on messenger. Since it accesses your device location there is a high chance that your current location will be shown on the map as well. But if you want to send the placement of a restaurant or site that is not within your current location you can use the pin option to navigate places. Follow the steps below:
1. Click on the pin icon.
2. Select the search bar and type a place.
3. Tap of the location of your choice.
The pinned location will now be shared with your contacts.
Once you share location on messenger, you can rest assured that where you go is being monitored by your trusted person. Since this is a private matter concerning your safety we suggest you only send the location to someone you know and trust very well. In this article, we talked about simple way to share location on messenger and some general inquiry about the topic. We hope this was a helpful article. Let us know if you have any queries.
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