If you’re tired of people knowing your every move, it’s time to turn off Snap Map. This feature on Snapchat allows your friends (and sometimes strangers) to see your current location on a map. While sharing your location with friends can be fun, it’s not always desirable.
Moreover, while some may view it as a handy feature that lets friends know each other’s location, some argue that it is a major concern regarding privacy. Potential stalkers can study the timing and location to paint a rough sketch of your daily schedule.
Ways to Turn Off Snap Map
Did you know there is more than one way to turn off the snap map? Well, there’s always a first time for everything. Let’s look at the different ways we can turn off the snap map.
Using Ghost Mode
Snapchat offers a feature called Ghost Mode which enables you to disable your location for a set period of time or until you turn off the mode. To turn on Ghost Mode, follow these steps.
- Open Snapchat.
- Tap on the Location icon in the bottom left section.
- Tap on the Settings icon.
- Toggle on the Ghost Mode.
- Choose your preferred duration.
Moreover, you can also choose who can view your location and who can’t.
Disabling Location Permission for Snapchat
Your phone has complete authority over all the third-party apps. You can limit the permissions for a certain app to fit your preference. To disable location permission for Snapchat, follow these steps.
For Andriod Devices
- Go to Settings.
- Go to Apps.
- Scroll down to Snapchat.
- Tap on Snapchat.
- Tap on Permissions.
- Tap on Location.
- Select the Don’t allow or disable option.
- Go to Settings.
- Scroll down to Privacy and tap on it.
- Go to Location Services.
- Scroll down to Snapchat and tap on it.
- Select Never.
How to Delete Snap Map Story
Deleting a snap map story is a relatively short and simple process. To do so, follow these steps.
- Open Snapchat.
- Tap on your Profile (avatar) icon on the top left section.
- Beside the Spotlight and Snap Map section, tap on Options.
- Select the View All Snaps option.
- Tap on the Snap you want to delete.
- Tap on the Delete Snap option.
- Tap on Delete.
How Do I Fake Location on Snapchat Map?
You can change location on Snapchat map by using a dedicated VPN application. VPN allows you to reroute your IP address to some other server set up in another nation or city.
Moreover, you can also use the location tag feature from the Snap editor menu. To do so, follow these steps.
- Open the Snapchat app.
- Take a pic or choose one from your gallery to edit.
- Tap on the Stickers icon.
- Tap on the Location icon.
- Type in the fake location you want.
- Add the sticker to your photo.
How to Tell if Someone Checked Your Location on Snapchat
In 2018, Snapchat introduced a feature that allowed users to check if someone had viewed their location. As of now, there is no feature that allows Snapchat users to know if someone checked their location. Additionally, there is no other third-party application that provides such a service. However, you can tell if someone checked your location on Snapchat if they viewed your Snapchat status.
Is Snap Map Feature Accurate?
Most of the time, the Snap map feature is not much accurate. The location is somewhat close but not exact.
Can You Choose Not to See Someone on Snap Map?
You can choose who can see your location on Snap Map, but there is no feature that allows you to not see someone on Snap Map. You can, however, unfriend them or even block a certain user that you do not want to see on Snap Map.