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How to Add Location on WhatsApp Status

Share your real-time location on WhatsApp Status by using Google Maps.

Key Highlights

  • Location Sticker: Open WhatsApp → Go to My Status → Add a new picture → Tap the Emoji icon → Add the Location Sticker → Choose the location → Share the location.
  • Live Location: Open Google Maps → Tap on your current location → Choose Share location → Select WhatsApp → Select My Status → Send the Live Location.

WhatsApp is a useful application for communicating with family members and friends around the world. Like Snapchat, you can use WhatsApp to put a 24-hour status with images and videos. While putting 24-hour status, you can add a location sticker to the image or video. With that sticker, you can mention where the picture was taken. Apart from that, you can also share your live location on WhatsApp Status with the help of the Google Maps app.

Note – You must enable all the required permission to share your location on WhatsApp status.

How to Add Location Sticker on WhatsApp Status

The steps to add location sticker on WhatsApp varies slightly on Android and iOS version.

Android

(1) Launch the WhatsApp on your Android Smartphone.

(2) Go to the Status tab and tap the Camera icon at the bottom right corner.

(3) Take a new picture or video with the help of the device camera. You can also add images or videos from the device gallery.

Tap the Emoji Icon

(4) Tap the Emoji icon at the top.

Location Sticker

(5) Choose the location sticker and select the location you want. To mention your current location, tap on the Send your location option.

Send the location

(6) Drag and place the sticker at the desired picture location.

(7) Tap the Send icon to complete the process.

iPhone

(1) Open WhatsApp and go to the Status tab.

(2) Next to the My Status menu, click on the Camera icon.

My Status on WhatsApp

(3) Take a new picture or upload it from the device gallery.

(4) Tap the Emoji icon.

How to Add Location Sticker on WhatsApp Status Using iPhone

(5) Under the CONTENT STICKERS section, choose the location sticker.

How to Add Location Sticker on WhatsApp Status Using iPhone

(6) Select the location you want.

Select the location

(7) After adding the location sticker, tap the blue colored Send icon.

How to Add Location Sticker on WhatsApp Status Using iPhone

How to Add Live Location on WhatsApp Status

You can’t share live locations on the WhatsApp status directly. YOu need the help of Google Maps installed on your smartphone.

Android

(1) Launch the Google Maps app.

(2) Tap on your current location.

(3) Click on the Share location option.

How to Add Live Location on WhatsApp Status (Android)

(4) Select how long you want to share the live location and select WhatsApp.

How to Add Live Location on WhatsApp Status (Android)

(5) Select whether you want to share the location with or without the link. Click on the My Status option.

Choose My Status

(6) Tap the Send location option to share your live location on WhatsApp status.

iPhone

With the Apple-made “Maps” app, you can’t add your location to the WhatsApp status. You need to install the Google Maps application from the App Store.

(1) Open Google Maps on your iPhone or iPad.

(2) Like the Android, tap on your location.

(3) A pop-up will be displayed at the bottom. Select the Share location option.

How to Add Live Location on WhatsApp Status

(4) Select the time and choose More Options.

How to Add Live Location on WhatsApp Status

(5) Now, choose WhatsApp.

How to Add Live Location on WhatsApp Status

(6) Select the My Status option and click the Next button.

My Status on WhatsApp

(7) Now, click the Send button to post the status with your location.

Send the location

To share location on WhatsApp status, Google Maps is the must-have app. Without Google Maps, you can’t share your location as a status. WhatsApp Web and desktop versions can be used only to view the status of other’s WhatsApp users. You can’t use it to create a new story.

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