How to Send Locations in Waze with WhatsApp

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One of the coolest things about Waze is that it is also a social browsing app. The social aspect sets it apart from similar apps.

This is especially true when you consider how easy it is to send your location from Waze via WhatsApp and from other messaging apps you may use with Waze. WhatsApp and Waze work well together when you and the person you’re sharing with both use them regularly.

In this article, we will give you a step by step guide on how to share different Waze data on WhatsApp and a bit more on how you can communicate through Waze.

Sending Waze location via WhatsApp

With over 2 billion active users worldwide, WhatsApp is by far one of the most popular messaging and video calling apps in the world.

One of the reasons so many users love it is because it’s lightweight and super responsive. It is also easily integrated with other applications. For example, you can share your Waze location via WhatsApp in no time.

The only prerequisite for this to work is that the person you’re sending your Waze location to must also have WhatsApp and Waze installed on their device, preferably the latest versions. Here’s how to send your Waze location using WhatsApp:

  1. Open the Waze app on your phone and search for the location using the search bar.
  2. Tap the location, then tap the blue “Go” button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. On the left side panel of the Waze app, you will see the chosen location. Tap the three dots on the right next to the location.
  4. A context menu will appear. Select “Send Location”.
  5. Select the “More” option. And then, in another menu, select the WhatsApp icon.
  6. Choose your WhatsApp contact.
  7. The Waze location will appear in your contact’s message box. Check if it is correct, then press “Send”.

When your contact receives the message with the location through WhatsApp, they just need to click on it and see the location.


Sharing your player via WhatsApp

Another cool feature of Waze is that you can share your ride with your friends on WhatsApp. Imagine that you are going to a meeting, but your friends are getting impatient. To reassure them, you can share your exact location and estimated time of arrival in real time, so they can anticipate your arrival. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open the Waze app on your device and enter your destination.
  2. Before you start driving, select the “Share Drive” option.
  3. Then select “More options” to skip the choice from your Waze contacts.
  4. Select WhatsApp from the context menu.
  5. Confirm by pressing “Send” in WhatsApp.

You can not only share your player from the start with someone, but you can also share your player while browsing. Simply tap on the ETA bar at the bottom of the screen and select the “Share Drive” option.

Send Waze from WhatsApp

Once your contact clicks on the link you sent, you’ll receive an on-screen notification to make sure they’re now following your Waze ride.

Although WhatsApp is a common choice for sharing location and Waze readers, you can do the same with other apps as well.

Facebook and Waze are also seamlessly integrated (Facebook now owns WhatsApp) and you can now use Facebook Messenger as one of the sharing options.

Even if the person you’re sharing with is temporarily offline, you can still text them with your location. They can click the link once they’re back online.

How to message your friends on Waze

Keep in mind that you can send location and share your ride without using other apps. Waze prioritizes your Waze contact when choosing these actions.

There are two other features on Waze that solidify it as a social browsing app: you can message a friend or send a “beep beep” as a way to say hello.

These options are available in the “My Waze” section of the app. By clicking on the “My friends” option, your contact list will be displayed and, provided they are online, you can send them a message or press the “Beep beep” option.


Tracking your Waze readers with WhatsApp

As you can see, sending your Waze location and ETA via WhatsApp is relatively simple. You can choose to use other messaging apps or just Waze if you want, but WhatsApp is usually the best companion. All you really need for both apps to work seamlessly is a stable internet connection.

Sharing your ride with friends on WhatsApp is a great way to let them know where you are, without using your phone while driving, which can be dangerous and in some cases illegal.

Have you ever sent a location or shared a Waze player via WhatsApp? Let us know in the comments section below.

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