How to Open WhatsApp Location in Google Maps on iPhone or Waze, Apple Maps

On your iPhone, open WhatsApp Shared Location Google Maps or WhatsApp Live Location, Apple Maps, Waze, or official Apple Map (on any Third-Party Maps). And Start Navigation by road route quickly. Some users also have a query on WhatsApp location not showing the get direction option on unable to start direction.

Do WhatsApp users very well know how to share live location on WhatsApp iPhone within chat conversations? But how to access it? And get direction at the recipient end.

WhatsApp location opens on iPhone’s Google Maps, Maps, and other GPS Apps. So there is no option to change default map in whatsapp. Here are quick tips to open WhatsApp Location Pin or open live location in google maps.

how to get directions from live location on whatsapp

Get Direction is missing on WhatsApp

Important! Make sure the Location service is enabled on your iPhone for all apps or For WhatsApp only, If not Enabled then Enable location service on iPhone and WhatsApp as well.

Get directions missing on WhatsApp shared location, How to get direction or route from share location on WhatsApp chat.

  • Go to the Settings app > Privacy > Location Services > Enable Location Services (Global Settings for all apps) also check for the WhatsApp, Scroll down and Find WhatsApp > Select Always or While Using the App.

Get Direction for Live Location or Static Location on WhatsApp Share Location on iPhone

Get Direction from a Live location on WhatsApp iPhone

Step 1→ Open WhatsApp chat conversation. Tap on View Live location.


Step 2→ Next, Tap on Profile shown in WhatsApp Map, Tap on the (i) icon next to the name.

Step 3→ Now, you will see “Get Directions” beneath the screen. Choose Map applications (Google Maps) installed on your iOS device.


Here’s should go with Google Maps or Other your Favorite app.

Start Navigation by merely tapping on navigation.

Get Direction Static Location on WhatsApp iPhone

Step 1→ Tap on Shared Static location Shared on WhatsApp iPhone.

Step 2→ Next, Tap on the Car icon or Square box with the upper arrow icon.

2 Get Directions of Live location on WhatsApp iPhone

Find the option to open Map on different Map apps installed on your iOS device.

See the screen below, Open in Maps, Open in Google Maps, and Open in Waze.

3 Open Live location direction on other map

Tap on Open in Google Maps and Start Direction

That’s it.

Hope you fixed the WhatsApp share location unable to open or get direction on iPhone.

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  1. Hi, Good explanation but this is just to navigate to the shared location but the question is how to watch the shared live location in google maps, here you are showing the directions, but can we track the same live status in Google maps?

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