Till now, we were only capable of knowing that when a certain user was active on the instant messaging app WhatsApp after looking at the ‘last seen’. But now the app makers, going another step ahead, are working on a special feature which would let you track the live location of members, allowing users to track the whereabouts of their friends in real time.

As tweeted by the WABetaInfo, a website which is known for leaking facts and information regarding WhatsApp update, the real-time feature will work on WhatsApp beta version 2.17.3.28 for iOS, 2.16.399+ on Android and will be disabled by default.

As stated by the website phonearena.com, this feature is time specified and can be kept for whatever time a user wants. According to the statement, the tracking can be kept on for 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or indefinitely. This feature will be helpful if you want to meet some group of people at a particular time and you want to see how far away from the destination that group is.

The Live Location Tracking is disabled by default, which means that WhatsApp needs to activate it when it is ready to be launched.

In 2016, WhatsApp added the feature to revoke and edit the sent messages in a beta version testing which is currently available beta for the iOS 2.17.1.869 platform. Also, the video calling feature was recently launched from India and then rolled out globally. This video calling feature is available on all platforms.

Nearly 100 million calls are made on the platform daily worldwide. With 160 million Indian users, WhatsApp is available in more than 50 different languages around the world and in 10 Indian languages.