Snapchat uses your whereabouts to help your Snapchat buddies track you on a map but if you have any doubts about the ways in which it leverages your location data, you can disable Snapmap instantly. Follow the instructions given in the post to do so.
How to turn off Snapmap
You can configure how much access your Snapchat app should have as well as limit the app’s options that enable others to see your Snapchat location. Your Snapmap location only updates when you have the app open. It doesn’t update in the background! To disable the feature follow these instructions.
- Open the Snapchat app.
- Tap the Location icon to open the map.
- Select Settings.
- Toggle the Snapchat Ghost Mode switch.
- Similarly, to disable Snapchat’s location permissions, open your phone’s stings.
- Scroll down to the list of Apps and choose Snapchat
- Go to the Locations setting and tap the Never option.
Snap Map uses technology that can track down your current location and place your Bitmoji avatar on a map like a pin. Then, your contacts can zoom in to find your location, down to the street address.
How to disable Snapchat Map
Your location on the Map automatically expires after several hours, or as soon as you switch to Ghost Mode. When you tap on a friend’s Bitmoji, it’ll show you how long it’s been since their location was last updated!
Launch the Snapchat app on your mobile phone.
Scroll down a bit to find the SnapMap section.
Tap the location to open the map in full view. Select Settings visible in the upper right corner.
Next, under the Your location updates while you have Snapchat open heading, choose Ghost Mode. If the option is disabled, simply move the slider to the On position to disable Snap Map.
The Ghost mode hides your location from anyone on the map. Also, you’ll need to disable the location permissions for the Snapchat app. For this, go to your phone’s Settings.
Here, scroll down to the list of Apps and choose Snapchat.
Then, under the Allow Snapchat to access heading, choose Location and tap the Never option. This will disable Snapchat Map and stop sharing your location online.
As opposed to this, when you enable My Friends mode your location will be shared with all of your friends — including friends you add in the future! However, this option doesn’t include people who’ve added you as a friend, but who you haven’t added back.
Also, when you choose this option, Snapchat will regularly check if you still want to share your location with all of your friends.
Hope it makes sense!