Here's how to turn off Snapchat's new location-sharing feature

Ken Copeland
June 27, 2017

The feature, which only updates when you open the app, allows users to scan the page, spotting friends no matter where they are on the globe.

To utilize it, users in default camera mode pinch to zoom out to view the map.

"All the people I have set up that can see my location are people that I snap all the time, so I know it's them", Rogers said. Users can also use "ghost mode" to keep where they are to themselves.

The new feature of the once private app is freaking some people out as it broadcasts your exact location every time you open the app, whether or not you snap.

An urgent Snapchat warning has been issued to parent's following the release of the popular app's latest upgrade - the Snap Map. Now your friends and followers won't be able to see your location.

If you're using Snap Chat, you'll see a prompt when launching the new Snap Map for the first time.

Snapchat recently introduced Snap Map. It's a function that shares your exact location with your friends on a map.

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A Devon primary school has written to parents to warn them over a new Snapchat update that allows people to stalk their friends.

To prevent your location, or your child's location, from being shared, you can go into your phone's settings and turn off the location services.

Chief Dawson said the bottom line is to know what your kids are doing on social media and know who their friends are. But if not, you'll see a screen detailing nearby friends, friends traveling, and other locations depending on your network, such as previous places you have lived or traveled to frequently.

Snapchat officials said in a statement that the safety of their users is very important, and the specifications of this update was designed with that in mind.

It may be alarming for parents, but location sharing isn't new. She will not be sharing her location on the app.

The Snapchat spokesperson added that the safety of the Snapchat community is of upmost importance to the company and it wants to be sure that all parents, educators and Snapchatters receive accurate information related to how the new feature Snap Map works. In the top right corner is an icon where you can click Ghost Mode.

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