You need to know about Snapchat’s new feature ‘Snap Map’
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Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map.
The idea itself is cool, you can share a collection of Snaps from an event like a concert and also see what’s happening around town and where people are hanging out. However, what is worrisome to a lot of people, especially parents; Snap Map will broadcast your exact location to anyone on your friends’ list every time you open the app.
Furthermore, you can zoom in on the map and pinpoint your friends’ exact location. The problem is, a lot of teens think that new features like this are ‘cool,’ but don’t fully understand the threat that this could bring. Your kid may have a lot of people that are on their ‘friends’ list that they don’t actually know, well now these people can virtually stalk your kid.
Fortunately, there is a feature called ‘Ghost Mode’ which hides your location from everyone. The only problem is, you might turn it off at some point and forget to turn it back on.