Who Can See Where I Am On Shapchat (Snap Map update)?

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Worried that your followers can see your location on Snapchat's updated snap maps? Here is who can actually see your location:

Who Can See My Location On Snapchat?


In Snapchat's 2017 update Snap Map, your friends, family, and followers (and yes, even your mom if she follows you) will be able to see exactly where you are hanging out and what you are doing there, if you have shared it as a story.

After your Snapchat has been updated, you'll go through a Snap Map onboarding process. This means setting up your location preferences: "Ghost Mode" keeps your location private, "My Friends" lets you share your location with all of your Snapchat friends, and "Select Friends" allows you to limit your location sharing to certain friends.

Why Did Snapchat Make Snap Map? Snapchat stated in their blog ‘We've built a whole new way to explore the world! See what's happening, find your friends, and get inspired to go on an adventure!'. They then went on to tell Refinery29, "This map isn't about where am I, it's about where are my friends and what are they up to? It's not about figuring out how to get to your destination, but about discovering where you want to go."

Changing Your Snapchat Privacy Settings:

Privacy settings are going to make you the life of the party you or they're totally going to rat you out. You need to select "only me, friends, select friends" in your settings to determine who your stories is sent to.

Change your privacy settings Instructions:

By default, only ‘Friends' you've added on Snapchat can contact you directly or view your Story. If you'd like to change your privacy settings, here's how! 👯

  • Tap in the top right-hand corner of the Profile screen.
  • Scroll down to the 'Who Can…' section and tap an option.
  • Choose an option, then tap the back button to save your choice.