Turned out, she didn’t know she had Snap Map enabled, and didn’t know it was showing her location every time she opened the app. When she updated Snap and went through the Snap Map introduction, she believed Snap was giving the option to geotag her Snaps for Our Story, as shown in the promotional video. Instead, she had inadvertently broadcast where she lived to every one of her Snap contacts.
If your children are on Snapchat, you need to make sure that they are not broadcasting their location publicly. This new Snapchat feature endangers children and puts them at risk. Since the update has been released, several news outlets have reported on its danger. While you need to opt-in in order to turn on the Snap Map, many people don’t think twice about agreeing. Only afterward do they realize their privacy was compromised.
How to turn off Snap Map
In order to make sure they have their snap map turned off, pinch the screen when the camera is open. Then, click on the cog on the top-right hand corner of the map. After that, turn on ‘Ghost Mode’. To thoroughly prevent the Snap Map, turn off location sharing in your phone’s settings.