Snapchat, the photo sharing platform, has finally rolled out a new feature that will allow you to share real-time location with your snapchatter buddies. The latest modification to the platform will allow a user to share the location for 15 minutes to a few hours. The company had announced the latest addition and given a sneak-peak into it with a tweet on February 18 on the microblogging site. The company wrote “Make sure you and your friends get home safely with temporary location-sharing”
— Snapchat (@Snapchat) February 18, 2022
With the brand new global feature, users will be able to keep an eye on their friends while they resume their social lives, return to campus, or begin to travel again. The feature will sort of help you track your friend’s movement and to check whether she/he gets home safely at night.
According to Snapchat, both parties must accept each other as friends before they can share a live location. Upon turning on the new feature, the user will be prompted with a reminder that it is meant to be used with close friends and family.
Earlier, snapchatters across the globe could share their locations to connect with their friends via ‘Snap Map’, but the latest addition will enable the user to share real-time movement. Significantly, the global feature resembles that of WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned platform allows users to share live locations openly with any contact for a certain period of time.