Snapchat’s Newest Feature is a Location Nightmare for Parents

As if keeping track of kids isn’t difficult enough – Snapchat’s newest feature makes it a digital nightmare.

The most recent Snapchat update includes a new feature called Snap Map. Snap Map allows users to place themselves on a virtual map, showing their location to friends. They can enable this feature by updating their app, then pinching the screen to zoom out – revealing the exact location of friends on a map.

What is Snap Map?

Before we dive into the safety concerns, let’s talk about the details of this feature. First, the Snap Map uses “Actionmojis” – similar to a bitmoji cartoon character you can create in your likeness. A Team Snap release explains actionmojis further. “To infer the best Actionmoji, Snapchat may look at things like your location, time of day, or speed of travel. Examples of Actionmojis today include things like: at the beach, at the airport, sitting, and a

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