Skip to main content

You can now share locations with friends on Snapchat


When Snap Maps launched last June, some privacy concerns were raised. But the company had the right idea, turning off
sharing with all for everyone by default.

Today, Snapchat is providing an update to Snap Maps that I wish had been included earlier. You can now request a location or share yours on an individual basis through Chat. Simply hold down on a friend's name, and you'll be given the option to "Request Location" or "Send My Location." 

This update will clearly make it easier to share location quickly. You'll appear on the user's Snap Maps, and they in return will appear on yours.

You can only share location with bi-directional friends, this is an important note. And you can't request or share your location with a celebrity or influencer on the platform.
A look at how you request a friend's location in Snapchat

A look at how you request a friend's location in Snapchat
IMAGE: SCREENSHOT BY JACOB KROL/MASHABLE
Snapchat is probably hoping this will get more people to use the feature. Snap Maps original on-boarding process is still here, meanwhile, and still sets you to private, aka Ghost Mode, from the start. (You can also remove any friend's access to your location at any time in Chat or via Snap Maps.)
The feature has gotten some heat in the past — specifically, that it could tell what activities you were doing or where you were traveling. A good rule of thumb is to share only with select friends. Also good to know: If a user has shared their location but not opened the map in 8 hours, they'll disappear from the map. And if you decide you don't want your location to be visible, you can enter Ghost Mode.
Snap Maps is approaching its year anniversary. We'll be on the lookout for more features coming soon.

Comments

You may also want to read these ⤵️

Referee kills player in a football match

A referee is facing murder charges after football players allegedly forced him to

Do not watch this while driving

Kids are lovely and fun to watch most times. I know most of you did this and so many other funny stuffs as a kid. Feel free to share yours... Do not watch this while driving

Over 40 Million Accounts Found Guilty

Microsoft has uncovered 44 million user accounts using usernames and passwords that have been leaked through security breaches.

RAW TALENT ep1 (freestyle by Gdlpeid)

Just watch! Freestyle by ''Gdlpeeid''. A rapper with a difference.  Pure raw talent.

By February 2020 - WhatsApp Will Stop Working on These Phones

Every now and then, WhatsApp does fish out a list of old phones for which support is discontinued and if you have an old phone lying around as a backup, you might want to read on.

These 10 Powerful Words And Phrases Defined The Decade

Honestly, it has been a wonderful decade to remember.  A lot has happened and a lot has been spoken also. But our focus is on the words and phrases spoken.  Below are words and phrases spoken between 2010 - 2019 that defined the decade.....

Apple Has Released iOS 13.2.2 And Fixes Major Issue

All thanks to Apple,  the tech  giant just released iOS 13.2.2, which addresses the issue of background apps being killed prematurely, along with a handful of other annoyances.

This Magnetic thread Can Be Used To Clear Blood Clot in The Brain

Link from mashable.com  Researchers at MIT developed a thread that can be steered magnetically to glide through the brain's blood vessels and

This gigantic monster device turns wave energy into electricity

This 826-ton buoy was developed by OceanEnergy to turn wave energy into electricity. IEEE Spectrum reported that "OE Buoy" was towed from Oregon to Hawaii, where it will undergo a series of tests that will prove whether it can withstand the battering waves while generating electricity. Click the link below to watch the video..

Lionel Messi Barcelona exit date revealed

The Barcelona Legend has decided on when he wants to quit the club and even has a successor in his mind already.