Snapchat's Snap Map shows you where your friends are and what they are doing



Snapchat has a new feature called Snap Map that will show you on a map where your friends are, and what they are doing. To get to the map, you simply go to the camera tab and pinch to zoom out to view it. Tap on your friends if you want to start a chat, or to see when their location was updated last. If your friends have their Bitmoji account linked, you'll be able to see if they are driving, walking or doing other things.

Many of Snapchat's most popular features such as Lenses, which allows you to put an animated overlay over your face to become a puppy dog, a motorcycle cop a dragon and more, have been copied by others. Almost any messaging app worth its salt now has a Stories feature that lets you post numerous images about your day, and leave it visible on the screen for 24 hours. Snapchat is hoping that Snap Map will give it an edge over the competition, at least until it gets copied..

With Snap Map you can view Snaps of events taking place all over the world. A Snap must be submitted to Our Story for it to appear. And you can search for friends by using the search tool and writing in the name of the person you're looking for.

You might not want everyone in the world (especially your boss) to follow you on Snap Map. To change who can see you on the map, tap on the settings icon on the upper right side of the Map screen. Options include Ghost Mode which prevents others from seeing your location on the map. My Friends allows all of your pals, including ones just made, to see your location on the map. Lastly, there is Select Friends. The latter allows you to pick which friends will be able to see you on the Snap Map.

Check out the official video about Snap Map produced by Snapchat. Simply click on the video at the top of this story.

source: Snapchat

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6 Comments

1. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Excellent! This makes stalking so much easier than on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! =P

2. Highside

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 31, 2017

creepy

3. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Right!? 'Cause nothing sounds more stalker'ish than "hey! how did you find us?" "i found you via snapchat" i could see a lot of breakups happening over this, and/or lawsuits regarding privacy...unless we've somehow accepted terms regarding our privacy being gone. "you want to use our app? only if you accept these T&C"

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Not the first app with a location feature like this. Facebook shows people where you are, what you posted from, when you were last online. It's the stalking platform lol

5. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

The Gossip girl tracker comes to real life!!!

6. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

this is good news for yandere (´゚д゚`)

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