Find Friends And More On The Snap Map
Snap maps are new from Snapchat. As long as you have mutual friends, and decide to share locations, then you can see each other. You can use Snap maps to discover what is going on in your local area, city, country and even other countries around the world. I recently tested the new Snapchat spectacles and now it is time to test the Snap map feature.
Snap Maps – The Essentials
- Bitmojis featured on the map will get a action depending on what you are doing like listening to music, traveling etc.
- When people are in the same place their bitmojis appear together. Click on the information widget at the bottom of the screen to view their stories.
- Select your own bitmoji in the snap map to see information widgets for your connections. Click on any one to go to chat with that person. If they have a story available you can click on it in the information widget. Scroll to the left or right to jump to other connections. Local time and weather are shown in the lower left corner.
- Lower right corner target icon allows you to go back to your location on the snap map.
- Screenshot the snap map then a screenshot notification appears at the top of the screen. Click on it to send a story update.
- Press and hold on an information widget of a connection to bring up their snapcode.
- The right side of the snap map is a slider to zoom in and out although it will not be obvious. As you zoom out an icon of a helicopter appears and as you zoom in icons range from a bird to a bee to footwear when you are a street level.
- Event icons in purple text have had Snapchat involved in some way and others have black text.
- Do you want to share a snap you spotted on the snap map? Hold down your finger on it and you can send it to others.
Getting On The Snap Map
“Snaps submitted to Our Story can show up on the Snap map or in search. They will be grouped together with other Snaps from the same location, event, or about the same topic. Snaps that are submitted to Our Story may be viewable for different amounts of time — some for only a day or two, while others can be seen for much longer” – Snapchat
Boost In Snapchat Story Views of 7x Due To Snap Maps.
My company in Snapchat has an account “Philipslighting” that I am responsible for and have an enthusiastic group of snappers based world-wide. We have learnt so much from using it. Recent snaps received a boost in the viewing stats when the snap map feature went live. Normally I save to “MY STORY” which allows the story to appear to our connections. I have also been saving the story to “OUR STORY”. This allows stories to appear in search and the snap map. One recent snap from a story was seen 7x more due to the the snap map when compared to the views from our friend connections.
Snap Maps Location Sharing Options
When you open the Snap Map for the first time, you’ll get a prompt to choose who to share your location with. You can change it later via settings. Snapchat does not update and show you location when you are not using the app. Your location will also expire after a few hours or if you select ghost mode.
- Only Me (Ghost Mode): Your location won’t be visible to anyone else on the Map. When you’re in Ghost Mode, your bitmoji will hold up a blue sign with a spooky specter 👻
- My Friends: Your location will be visible to all of your friends on the Map as long as you are mutual friends.
- Select Friends…: Choose specific friends to share your location with. Friends you select won’t be notified that you chose them, but they’ll be able to see your location as long as you are mutual friends!
There have been some interesting posts that within a few days some people have been caught cheating on their partners due to the location being visible on the snap map. True or not, it provides some social media buzz for the launch of snap maps.
What is your experience with Snap maps?
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