WhatsApp, with its versatile features, has become the go-to messaging application for over two billion users worldwide since 2014. Apart from sending text messages, audio messages, memes, gifs, and images, WhatsApp allows us to share our location. However, there might be times when you would want to send a fake location for various reasons. In this article, you will learn how to send a fake location, fake real-time location, and manually change your location on WhatsApp.

How to Send a Fake Location on WhatsApp

If you wish to trick your friends or family by sending a fake location on WhatsApp, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp and navigate to the chat window of the person or group where you want to send the fake location.
  2. Tap on the paper clip icon or the ‘+’ symbol, then select “Location”.
  3. In the search bar at the top, type in the address you want to use as your fake location and tap on the magnifying glass.
  4. Once you’ve selected the fake location, hit “Send”. Your fake location will be shared in the chat window.

How to Fake Real-Time Location on WhatsApp

Now that you know how to send a static fake location, let’s explore how to fake real-time location on WhatsApp. However, it’s important to note that you cannot simulate real-time location directly through WhatsApp. You need to use an additional app called “Fake GPS” to make it seem as though you are in a different place.

  1. Download “Fake GPS Location” from your device’s app store (available for both Android and iOS devices).
  2. Open the Fake GPS app and grant the necessary permissions.
  3. Navigate to your phone settings and select “choose app to spoof location”. Select “Fake GPS”.
  4. Exit your settings and go back to the “Fake GPS” app. Pick a location on the map that you want to use as your fake location and press play. This will make the GPS think you are at the chosen location.
  5. Next, open WhatsApp and go to the chat where you want to send the fake location.
  6. Tap on the paper clip icon, then select “location”, followed by “real-time location”. The location set in the Fake GPS app will be displayed, and you can now send this location to your chat.

How to Manually Change the Location in WhatsApp

Changing the location manually in WhatsApp allows you to choose a specific point to share with your contacts. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open WhatsApp and tap on the paper clip icon or the ‘+’ symbol.
  2. Select “Location”. Then, in the search bar at the top, input the desired address and tap on the magnifying glass icon.
  3. Finally, tap “Send” to share the manually changed location with your contacts.

Remember, you can search not only for addresses but also for businesses or monumental places to share as your location on WhatsApp.


WhatsApp is a powerful tool for communication, and its location-sharing feature can be customized as per your needs. Remember that using these features to send fake locations should be done responsibly and without intending to harm or deceive others. Enjoy exploring these features and having fun with your friends and family on WhatsApp!