How To Hide From Snap Map on Snapchat
When you use apps on your phone, are you aware of the ones that are tracking your every move? Snapchat has a feature called Snap Map that shares your exact location with your friends but it could also be seen by strangers.
Tracking friends can be a lot of fun but when strangers can get involved that’s when it takes a bad turn. Snap Map uses geolocation to let you see the avatars of your friends moving around on a map. You can select specific people to see you but if you send a snap to "Our Story" which is a collection of images submitted from different users that are curated by Snapchat's team, your location is potentially visible to everyone, including strangers.
There I am at work. Not a big deal but when I go home or to a restaurant to meet up with friends, I don't want everyone to know where I am so here's how to turn the feature off:
- First you must know how to get to Snap Map - On your camera screen pinch your fingers together.
- Select the settings icon ∗ in the top right corner.
- Pick which setting you would like between Ghost Mode, My Friends or Select Friends.
That's it. Pretty easy but it took me a while to find it since I just started on Snapchat today. I get into my research!