Snapchat Launches Snap Map, a Location Sharing Characteristic

After being reported to obtain social map app Zenly, photo-sharing app Snapchat has offered location sharing characteristic Snap Map on its platform.

The characteristic that allows you to percentage your present location, which seems to pals on a map and updates while you open Snapchat, was once rolled out on Wednesday to all iOS and Android customers globally, TechCrunch reported.

“We now have constructed a complete new solution to discover the arena! See what is occurring, to find your folks and get impressed to move on an journey!,” stated Snapchat in its weblog.

After you have get entry to to the characteristic within the app, you’ll be able to select to percentage your location with all of your pals, a couple of pals you choose, or you’ll be able to disappear from the map at any time through going into “Ghost Mode” or no longer opening Snapchat for a couple of hours.

To get entry to the Snap Map, you pinch for your Snapchat digital camera house display screen. From there you’ll be able to scroll round to peer the place pals are on your town or all over the world.

Outdoor of the location-sharing component, Snap Map additionally offers customers an alternate solution to uncover Tale content material past the well-worn Tales feed and the tough “Tale Seek” characteristic.

Customers can see “warmth” colours at the Snap Map to peer the place quite a lot of Snaps are being uploaded, which may point out a live performance or large tournament from which you would need to discover Snap Tales.

Snap Map would compete with Fb Messenger’s “Reside Location” characteristic. However as a result of Snap Map most effective updates while you open the app, it is extra aimed toward privateness and saving battery existence.

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