This is how you can use the new Snapchat Snap Map feature to share your location with friends and how you can see what is happening at events, celebrations, sports games and popular venues. We’ll also share how to manage who can see your Snapchat location.
You can even use this to share a Snap to “Our Story” to potentially appear in a story for that event or location.
You need to opt into sharing your location and you can change who you share it with, excluding people you work with, an ex or anyone else you don’t want to know your location. Your Snapchat Bitmoji will appear on the map if you have it setup.
How to Use Snapchat’s Snap Map
Here’s how to use the Snap Map inside of Snapchat after you update to the latest version. The feature is easy to use, but it’s basically hidden until you learn how to get there.
- Open Snapchat.
- Pinch your fingers together on the screen quickly.
- This opens the Snap Map.
- See the intro and then hit next.
- Choose the sharing option you want and tap on Next.
- Tap on Finish after you see the Story notification.
Now that you’ve set it up, you’ll see the Snap Map on your screen. You can pinch to zoom in or out and drag around to see events, locations, and friends if they are sharing with you.
Tap on a location or on a friend to see the Snapchat that they posted to their story or to the Our Story section for an event or location.
If you tap on a location you will see the Story for that place. You should soon start to see friends appear.
You can change your location sharing options at any time. Go to the Map mode and then tap on the Settings Cog with a location marker on it. This is in the upper right of your screen.
- Choose Ghost Mode if you want to be invisible.
- Choose My Friends to share with your friends.
- Choose Select Friends to only share with a small circle.
You can change these options at any time. Many users will want to start out small, by sharing with a small group, especially while the feature rolls out. Keep in mind that your friends need to opt into the service for you to see them on the map.