Snapchat launches location sharing feature Snap Map

Snapchat’s next big feature wants to get you to meet up with friends in real life


‘Snap Map’ shares your current location – which appears to your friends on a map and updates when you open snapchat.

This feature was possible as snapchat secretly bought the map app ‘Zenly’ for between $250-$350 million.

The feature allows you to share your location with all your friends, a few friends or you can select ‘Ghost Mode’ which allows you to keep your location secret.

Alternatively location sharing is turned off by default.

To access Snap Map, pinch on the Snapchat home screen and then you can scroll around, seeing where your friends are! Tapping on their Bitmoji avatar opens their story or you can message them directly from here. Snapchat has an “ActionMoji” which is determined by your location and time of day!

You can see where Snaps are being sent to Snapchat for thier “Our Story” by the heat colours on the app, which could indicate events or activities that are underway.

Will this breathe new life into Snapchat and take it’s crown back from Instagram? Only time will tell.
To download Snapchat please click here: Apple / Android

To listen to the guys chatting about this please click here!