Snapchat Releases Location-Sharing Feature

Snapchat Releases Location-Sharing Feature

Snapchat Releases Location-Sharing Feature

The new feature allows people to see where their friends are snapping from, but Snapchat said you can turn it off so no one knows where you are or you can limit it so just your friends know where you are any time you use Snapchat.

"Thankfully there are a number of safety features which can be changed in the app in order to ensure that your child's account is safe and only viewable to his or her personal friends and I would advise all parents to take this course of action with their children accounts and implement that "Ghost Mode" on the app".

Snapchat introduced a new feature called "Snap Map".

But a Snapchat spokesperson told The Sun Online: "The safety of our community is very important to us and we want to make sure that all Snapchatters, parents and educators have accurate information about how the Snap Map works".

Magid said as with all social media, parents should get involved and ask their kids to explain the app to them and better educate themselves on how it is used.

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Speaking about the new feature, Snap Inc - who own Snapchat - said: "We've built a whole new way to explore the world!"

He notes parents should encourage their children to be choosy with the friends they share their location, and to ensure they are friends they know in real life and not cyber friends.

But internet safety experts fear it could lead to stalking or bullying.

Snapchat users are now able to make their location visible to their friends, and option that can be switched off with the ghost mode setting.

She said it all comes down to checking in and monitoring what your kids are doing. Once users update the app, they will need to pinch the screen to open the new feature.

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