How To Turn Off SnapMap | Snapchat's Location Update July 2017:
After Snapchap released its new location update Thursday, many users are wondering how to turn off SnapMap, Snapchat's location update June 2017. While many Snapchat users want to know how to turn off SnapMap, many of you might be wondering how to use the feature and still remain hidden using Ghode Mode.
The SnapMap feature allows users to share their location with friends, as well as seeing snaps from locations around them. In any event, Snapchat users want to quickly know to disable the map feature and leave their location anonymous.
How To Turn Off SnapMap | July 2017:
1. Turn Off Snapchat Location Sharing - Step One:
So here's how you do it: When you first open the app after updating, pinch the screen to activate maps. You may be asked at this point to allow location access. You must first allow access to go into the map settings and change your preferences.
2. Turn Off Snapchat Location Sharing - Step Two:
After this, you will be taken to a screen offering various visibility settings. If you want to not show up on maps, pick Ghost Mode here.
3. Turn Off Snapchat Location Sharing - Step Three:
If you have already enabled your location to be visible on maps you can go into Settings, My Location, and turn it off.
Snapchat's spokesperson wanted to reassure Snapchat users that the ability to opt in and out of the feature was the "most important element."
"Nothing happens without your consent," they said. "You share what you want to share. You need to choose to add friends, you need to opt in to make yourself visible on Snap Map, you need to select the friends you have first approved so they can see you on Snap Map, you need to opt in to post to Our Story and choose to make your Snaps visible."
The spokesperson said that the location element was needed to allow users to use the update for its intended purpose – finding friends.
"One of the habits we've seen with our users is that they'll take a snap where they are, put on the geofilter, and post it to their story with a caption like 'hit me up,'" Brody told Refinery29. "They're basically saying come hang out with me here."
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