WhatsApp tracks your location using your device’s GPS so that you can easily share your location with your contacts. For some reason, you may want to share a fake location on WhatsApp as a way to prank your friends.
This article will show you the various ways that you can share or send fake location on WhatsApp.
Share Fake Location on WhatsApp for iPhone
Pin a Location in WhatsApp Location on iPhone Manually
You can use the live location feature in WhatsApp to track a user’s location longa after they shared the location. But it can be notoriously hard to share a fake location using this feature and you may find yourself sharing the actual location when you wanted to share a fake location.
The process to pin a location using the live location feature in WhatsApp is quite easy. Just follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Open WhatsApp and then open a chat with the person you want to share your location with.
Step 2: Tap on the paperclip icon and then choose “Location.”
Step 3: Type your desired location into the search field at the top of the map.
Step 4: Select a location from the map manually.
Step 5: Tap on it and your fake location will be shared with the person.
Send Fake WhatsApp Location on iPhone via iOS GPS Spoofer
If you want to share a fake location with your WhatsApp contacts, then you will need to use a GPS spoofing tool to fake location. The best tool to do that on your iPhone is MockGo.
With this tool, you can change the GPS location on your iPhone to anywhere in the world or simulate any movement you plan such that when you choose to share your live location via WhatsApp, your contacts will see the virtual location and not your actual location.
It is very easy to use and you don’t need to jailbreak the iPhone to use it. Here’s how;
Step 1: Install the MockGo on your computer, run it.
Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using its lightning cable and then click on the “Start” button.
Step 3: A map will appear on the screen. Click on the teleport icon at the top-right corner of the screen and enter the location you would like to use in the search box. Click “Go.”
Step 4: A popup will appear, showing the location that you have selected and the total distance. Click “Move Here”.
The GPS location will change immediately and you can now open WhatsApp and share this virtual location with your contacts.
Share Fake Location on WhatsApp for Android
Manually Fake Your Location in WhatsApp Android
To fake the location in WhatsApp Android, follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Open a chat with the person you want to share your location with.
Step 2: Tap on the paperclip icon and choose “Location.”
Step 3: Tap on the search bar at the top of the map and enter any location of your choice.
Step 4: Then, manually select the location on the map and the fake location will be sent to your friend.
The problem with this method is that the map appears to be in the simulated location, but the supplementary address data is often incorrect and appears blank. This can be a giveaway that the location you’re sharing is not correct.
Fake Your Location with a GPS Spoof App Android
The best way to fake your location on Android is to use a GPS spoofing app. There are very many options available in the Google Play Store and many of them are even free.
Find a good app with favorable reviews and install it on your device, then follow these simple steps to use it to fake your location;
Step 1: To spoof the GPS location on your Android device, you will need to first of all enable Developer Options on your device. To do that, go to Settings > About Phone and then tap on “Build Number” at least 7 times. You should see the message, “You are Now a Developer.”
Step 2: Now install the Fake GPS app of your choice if you haven’t already and grant it all the permissions it needs.
Step 3: Select the fake location you would like to use in the app you are using and enable it and then go to WhatsApp to share the virtual location using the live location feature.
Sharing your location on WhatsApp can come in handy in a variety of different circumstances. But sometimes and for privacy reasons, it is not a good idea for others to know where you are. The solutions above allow you to share the location you want others to see.