Snapchat will now let users share real-time location with friends
Snapchat users will have a new way of keeping tabs on friends. The company announced today it would introduce real-time location sharing, meant to be used as a temporary buddy system while friends and family are en route to date or headed home, for example.
The feature is similar to the Find My app on iOS, where users who’ve opted in can see and share the precise locations. The Snapchat setting can be enabled for 15 minutes or a few hours with individual users and is only available between mutual friends on the app. In order to lower the risk of stalking or being pressured to constantly share location, users can pause sharing without sending the other party a notification, Snapchat says. The feature is off by default and there is no option to share real-time location with all Snapchat friends.