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Now Snapchat users can let Snap Maps tell everyone where they are. Parents should know that if they use it, all of their child’s friends in the application will know where they are.
Cellular GPS is the father’s best friend. Mothers and fathers can digitally follow their children to make sure they get where they are going and that teens are where they say they are.
And although they may feel that their privacy is not respected, parents praise that technology. But what would you think if the same technology transmitted your location (and that of your children) to everyone on your friends list every time you open the application? Does this idea upset you? Well, I should.
That’s what makes the new Snapchat feature, Snap Map, if you choose to share. Who could agree? The problem is that Snapchat does not mention that this is what will happen if you enable the new Snap Map feature.
He does not mention it in the video where he touts the new feature. Nor in any part of the application. Therefore, users are made to believe that Snapchat will only share their location with all their friends when they share Snaps in Our Story.
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But it’s not like that. If you choose to share your location in Snap Map, Snapchat will transmit it (in the style of Find my Friends) every time you open the application. And it is not an approximate idea of where you are. Your friends can zoom in to see the exact building or house you are in when you open the application.
Snap Map puts your Bitmoji avatar on a map and your friends can follow it in real time as long as you have the application open. Users can access the map by clicking on the main camera view.
The new Snap Map feature is part of last week’s update. It is not activated automatically. Snapchat touts it as “a whole new way of exploring the world!”. When you update the application, Snapchat allows you to choose who can see your location. You can choose all friends, select friends or just the user.
Those who want to keep their location in private should choose the option “Ghost Mode” of the user. Thus, the avatar of the user disappears from the maps of all. If you ever want people to know where you are (like at a concert or at the beach), then share your location with your friends. But then remember to go back to Ghost Mode. Your friends do not need to know every time you go to the dentist, go for a walk or you are in a remote place at night.
You may remember that Facebook had an optional feature similar called Close Friends. But several months ago, Facebook made it less invasive. Now, Facebook friends can decide to share a general location (such as a neighborhood) and users can see a list of how close their friends are. But Facebook removed the map to make it a little less scary.
In my informal survey of teenagers and their friends, they did not see anything wrong for their friends to know where they are at all times. They think it might be useful if, for example, someone needs to be taken home and if they can see that one of their friends is around. “It’s modern,” said one of my daughters. I tried to explain to him that this opens the door for stalkers and other disgusting people and that removes all privacy.
But in the adolescent world, privacy is an outdated notion. And frankly, nothing that worries them too much. So if parents are concerned, they can make sure that their children’s location is kept private by turning off the sharing feature in the phone’s settings. In iOS, this is done in the Privacy settings.
Scroll to Location, then turn it off completely for all applications in the phone. You may want to leave the Search for Friends and Maps feature turned on. Do it, but check that the rest is set to Never. On Android phones, go to Location Settings and turn it off or off for some applications.
It is true that playing with the function has something cool. Turn on Phantom Mode and press the camera view to enter Snap Map. The map looks like the other navigation tools until one zooms in. Then, it has an air to Google Maps, but with a cool style of watercolor.
A heat map illuminates certain areas to denote that something is happening there and that people are posting many snaps on it with the function Our Story. You can go through and see a fascinating variety of publications from people all over the planet. As I write this, something seems to be happening at the Hong Kong Disneyland, a Dierks Bentley concert in North Carolina.