Snapchat Now Lets You Share Your Location Via The New Snap Map Feature

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Jun 21, 2017
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Snapchat has been introducing quite a handful of features in its app to make it more user friendly. Whether we speak of visual changes or forward facing features, the company has been keeping it up to date. Now, the company has introduced a new feature in its app called Snap Map, which allows you to share your location with friends. Previously, you did not have any option available that would let you share your current location with people you want your location to be shared with. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the new feature.

Snap Map Added To The Snapchat App Allowing Users To Share Their Location With Friends

Snap has announced the roll out of a new feature today, Snap Map, a new way through which you can share your location with people you know. More importantly, the operation of the feature is a piece of cake. All you have to do is navigate to the camera view and pinch out two fingers. This will in tern populate a global map where you can also see where your friends are. This , however, will take place when your friends have opted-in to share their location on the map in the form of an “actionmoji”. If they haven’t, they will not appear on the Snap Map.

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In addition to this, users who do not want their location to be shared on the Snap Map can also choose the Ghost Mode. However, your location is not updated in real time in the background. Instead, it will only be updated in the app when you open it. This means that as long as you have not opened the Snapchat app on your smartphone, your location will not be updated. This will prevent your friends from keeping a note of your location all the time. So that’s a plus for all of those who want their location to stay private at times.

If you’re interested in trying out Snap Map for yourself, it will be available in the latest incoming update. The update is available for both, iOS and Android. If the update has not hit your region yet, be advised to wait a while. Moreover, if you haven’r set your host store to download updates automatically, you will have to update it manually.

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All in all, Snap Map is a great addition and definitely a welcome change to the Snapchat app. Share your thoughts with us in the comments what you think about the new update. Would you be giving it a swing?

Source: Snap

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