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Snapchat update advice

You have probably heard about Snap Maps.....

You're probably fine, but what if ...

  • …a friend becomes an ex-friend
  • …you have ‘friends’ who aren’t technically friends
  • …you don’t want people to know where you go all the time
  • …you just want to relax and not answer your phone/landline/your front door and everyone can see you are at home
  • …you have an appointment that’s no-one else's business........ and obviously many other possible situations

Read more: Snapchat's new map feature raises fears of stalking and bullying - The Guardian


Changing the settings

It is important to be careful about with whom you share your location, as it can allow people to build up a picture of where you live, go to school and spend your time.

Given how specific this new feature is on Snapchat - giving your location to a precise pinpoint on a map - we would encourage users not to share their location, especially with people they don’t know in person.

There are three settings for sharing your location on the map, these are; Ghost mode, My Friends, and Select Friends. But what do these settings mean?

turn off snap mapsGhost Mode
Ghost Mode means that you are the only person who can see your location on the map.
Within Ghost Mode you can still see the locations of your friends but they will be unable to see you. This setting will ensure that you have complete control over who knows your location.

My Friends
My Friends means that all of your contacts on Snapchat can see your location. If turning on this setting then it would be important for users to review their Snapchat contacts and also make sure that they never add someone they don’t know in person onto Snapchat.

Select Friends
This setting allows users to look through their friend list and then decide which of their friends they want to be able to view their location. This setting gives users the opportunity to control who can view their location.


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