Snap Map – concerns raised

Concerns have been raised following an update to 'Snapchat' that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map – Snap Map.

Snap map lets people search for places such as schools and see videos and pictures posted by children inside. It also lets people locate their “friends” on a map that is accurate enough to determine where people live. Snap, the company behind Snapchat, says that the location sharing is an opt-in feature.

 How to switch off Snap Map location sharing:

 When in photo-taking mode, pinch the screen to open Snap Map

Touch the settings cog in the top right corner of the screen

Tap “Ghost Mode” to switch off location sharing

Photos and videos posted to Snapchat’s public ‘Our Story’ will still be discoverable on the map