Parents are being warned to check their children’s Snapchat settings as the social app’s latest update now shares your child’s exact location – unless you change settings!
The latest update allows users to see the exact area, town, street and even house in the street of any user unless the account is switched to ‘ghost mode’.
Some parents groups are warning on social media that this could pose a risk to youngsters and leave them exposed to predators.
Social+ have issued a warning to parents on their Facebook page:
“Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in the update where you can view the exact location of your friends. It can give you the area, town, and street and if you zoom in enough, it shows the house on the street layout.”
Please Share this to make people are aware, snapchat has a lot of young users on, if your children are on please check that they have there location set to Ghost mode, that way no one can see where they are.
“To do this make sure app is the updated version and go to selfie mode on the camera. Then zoom out. It will give you the option of changing to who can see your location.”
The new ‘Snap Map’ allows you to find existing friends as well as viewing content from local events.
This latest update follows on from the recent change by photo-sharing app Instagram which enables users to see content based on where it was posted.