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Snapchat Maps: The Feature You Should Probably Watchout For

It has been a serious topic of debate for a long time that whether technology is a boon or bane. And the result of which is always both positive and negative together.

Various social sites have launched their mobile apps for to ease the user to use their site and these are being updated regularly with several new features.

Similarly, Snapchat has introduced a new feature which provides a map that lets user track other people’s location in real time, raising concerns among safety and privacy advocates.

Launched this week, Snap Maps, locate users and their snaps onto a map so friends and other Snapchatters can see where they are and what they are doing.

“We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what’s happening, find your friends, and get inspired to go on an adventure!” said the company in a blog post announcing the update.

“Given how specific this new feature is on Snapchat – giving your location to a precise pinpoint on a map – we would encourage users not to share their location, especially with people they don’t know in person,” said child safety group Childnet International in a blog post.

“It is important to be careful about who you share your location with, as it can allow people to build up a picture of where you live, go to school and spend your time.”

“Parents need to sit down with their kids and get them to really consider which friends they are sharing with,” added Larry Magid, the CEO of

By: Drishti Gupta

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