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Now, share your location with friends through Snapchat's Snap Map feature

You can choose to share your location with friends or stay out of the map with Ghost Mode

IANS  |  San Francisco 

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After acquiring social map app Zenly, photo-sharing app has introduced location sharing feature on its platfrom.

The feature that lets you share your current location, which appears to friends on a map and updates when you open Snapchat, was rolled out on Wednesday to all and users globally, Tech Crunch reported.

"We have built a whole new way to explore the world! See what is happening, find your friends and get inspired to go on an adventure!," said in its blog.

Once you have access to the feature in the app, you can choose to share your location with all your friends, a few friends you select or you can disappear from the map at any time by going into "Ghost Mode" or not opening for a few hours.

To access the Snap Map, you pinch on your Snapchat camera home screen. From there you can scroll around to see where friends are in your city or around the world.

Outside of the location-sharing element, also gives users an alternative way to discover Story content beyond the well-worn Stories feed and the powerful "Story Search" feature.

Users can see "heat" colors on the to see where lots of Snaps are being uploaded, which might indicate a concert or big event from which you'd want to explore Snap Stories.

Snap Map would compete with Facebook Messenger's "Live Location" feature. But because Snap Map only updates when you open the app, it's more geared toward privacy and saving battery life.

First Published: Thu, June 22 2017. 16:02 IST