• Motorburn
      Because cars are gadgets
    • Gearburn
      Incisive reviews for the gadget obsessed
    • Ventureburn
      Startup news for emerging markets
    • Jobsburn
      Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5!

Snapchat now makes it easier to stalk friends using ‘Snap Map’

Snapchat has added a new feature that allows you to see where your friends — and other featured stories — are on a map.

The Snap Map is accessed by pinching the screen to zoom out, and adds another layer to Snap’s already complex interface.

Once on the map, the user can choose who can see their location, with the options of all friends, select friends and Ghost Mode (no one but them.) If their friends have chosen to make themselves visible, users can view where they are and the stories that go along with that location.

Along with their friends are other featured stories from around the world — like soccer matches in Brazil, a music festival in the UK or a day at Tokyo Disneyland.

Naturally, many users have taken to Twitter to criticise the ‘creepy’ nature of the map.

But others saw it as an opportunity.

And of course, the quips about Instagram hurrying to copy the feature were made as well.

Author | Julia Breakey

Julia Breakey
Julia is a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch). More

More in General

Subscription-based ERP software becoming more relevant during SA's economic toils

Read More »