Rosenberg PD warns parents of new Snapchat feature

Rosenberg PD warns parents of new Snapchat feature

They issued a warning which said: "Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in the update where you can view the exact location of your friends".

The concept of Snap Map is pretty straightforward: users can share their locations with their friends, although it will differ slightly from what other messenger apps are offering.

"All the people I have set up that can see my location are people that I snap all the time, so I know it's them", Rogers said.

Select Friends lets you specifically point out which contacts should see your whereabouts when you're using the app, whereas the rest won't see you, just like with Ghost Mode.

Friends who share their location will also appear on the map in Bitmoji form.

The analyst said he thought parents would like this new feature if their children us it properly, and if it is restricted to only friends. "Doing the right thing is not always the popular thing", said Adamson. The third, "My Friends", gives users the option of letting all their friends see their location. Recently, they have announced the introduction of a location sharing feature called Snap Map. It seems they're testing the waters with Snap Map.

The location of each Snapchat friend is visible by default unless settings are changed to keep location private.

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Snap Map will be arriving shortly on both Android and iOS version of the app through an update. "Actionmojis only update when you open Snapchat", the company wrote on its website.

"They don't have to drive around parks anymore", says Margarita Edwards with Nevada Child Seekers.

Snapchat will soon foray in to a domain which it's not quite familiar with - location sharing.

"The safety of our community is very important to us and we want to make sure that all Snapchatters, parents and educators have accurate information about how the Snap Map works", Snapchat said in a statement.

FOX40 talked to a few Snapchat users and a parent of a user who all agree - it's creepy.

The group encourages people not to share their location, especially with strangers, because Snap Map shares where you are to "a precise pinpoint on a map".

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