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So you can share a fake location on WhatsApp

So you can share a fake location on WhatsApp

Sending a fake WhatsApp location is easier than you think.

The possibility of share our location on WhatsApp It has become one of the most used functions of the app. Above all, since the possibility of sharing our position on the map in real time just a few years ago was introduced. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to “cheat” the app and share a bogus location.

In fact, share a totally different position The one we are in is actually much easier than you imagine, and in this guide we explain how to do it step by step.

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Sending a fake WhatsApp location is easier than you think

Send a fake location through WhatsApp with GPS Simulator

Like is logic, WhatsApp does not give the possibility of sending false locations through the application, but for this it is necessary to resort to a third-party tool. One of the most popular is the GPS Simulator app, available for free download on Google Play. This tool is capable of establish a false GPS position virtually, that the rest of the applications installed on the device will interpret as the real one. Broadly speaking, its operation is not very different from other tools that have been used in the past to play games like Pokémon GO without having to leave home.

That said, once the application has been installed on our device, you just have to follow these steps to submit a bogus location through WhatsApp. There is only one requirement that you must meet, which is to have the developer options activated on your mobile.

  1. Open the app you just downloaded and mark the position of the map you want to set as your fake location.

  2. When you touch the green button at the bottom, a warning will appear indicating that you need to activate the developer options (if they are not active), or that you need to select a test location app. In any case, activate the necessary options.

  3. Go back to the map, and tap the green button again, now yes, to set the fake location.

  4. Go to WhatsApp and tap on the button to attach content, to later send a location. You will see that the app identifies your position in the false location that you have marked in the previous step. This bogus location will also appear in case you decide to share the location in real time.

  5. If you want to recover your real location, go back to the application and tap on the blue X icon.

That’s it. In this way, you could have shared a totally false location with any contact. We trust that this article will serve to see how easy it is to cheat through the messaging app, both the app itself and other contacts. So be careful whenever you receive information from people you don’t trust.

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