Snapchat launches location sharing with new Snap Map


If special lenses and geotags weren't enough, Snapchat is adding a new way to see what your friends are up to across the globe.

Snapchat's new Snap Map (not to be confused with the DOOM level editor by the same name) allows users to zoom out to their neighborhood, city, country, and even continent to see where their other Snapchat friends are located.

From there, Snap Map also shows heatmaps indicating popular events happening in your area, should there be a concert going on or a major demonstration happening downtown.

Snap Map is rolling out now via Snapchat's latest update for iOS and Android. Of course, should you want to keep your snap shenanigans to yourself, users can enter Ghost Mode to keep from sharing location details publicly. (Phew!)

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