New Snap Maps Feature in SnapChat Lets You Trace Peep’s Locations

June 27, 2017

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You will now know where your freinds are hanging out without you. That's because Snap Maps, lets you see where all your friends are on a map. Snap Inc said: “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!”

Child safety groups are fearing that the latest update could put children at risk of stalking and bullying.

Childnet International blogged a post saying: “Given how specific this new feature is on Snapchat – giving your location to a precise pinpoint on a map – we would encourage users not to share their location, especially with people they don’t know in person.

“It is important to be careful about who you share your location with, as it can allow people to build up a picture of where you live, go to school and spend your time.”

Larry Magid, of ConnectSafely.org, told The Guardian: “Users should be aware of the feature and review it periodically – if a friend becomes an ex-friend, for example.” Get the rest od the story here