How To Track Location Of Someone’s Snapchat Account

You might have noticed people always using Snapchat and wondered what’s so special about the app. Snapchat was basically launched for people to click pictures in exciting filters and store them in memories.  But as the days passed, the app got more developed and turned into a multitasking app for its users. With the app getting developed, people could now even recover their deleted snapchat memories. Besides clicking pictures in amazing filters, the app also allows its users to chat with their friends, maintain streaks, upload stories and so on. The app has reached the heights of popularity because of its features which makes it more unique and different from every other app. One such feature which got a lot of attention is, ‘Snap Map’.

You might be getting some ideas through the word Map, so let’s tell you what the feature is about and how it works. By using Snap Map, you all can now track someone’s Snapchat location, see their last seen and find location of events on the Map. Ever since the feature got introduced, it was noticed to be used a lot by the users. Whenever we add a new friend on Snapchat, we get curious to know where they live and how far they are from our location. At that time, this feature come in handy. Or, you can also use the Map to find out public events that took place. It is an in built Snapchat feature available for both iOS and Android users.

It might seem like a privacy and safety issue for Snapchat users but the feature has also proved to be very helpful in many ways. Therefore, it isn’t compulsory for people to show their location to users. People can hide it anytime they want and even choose to show only some people. By turning on your location, people will also be able to see your last seen on Snapchat. There are some other apps available like WhatsApp who also allows you to track location of people but it is a little different from Snapchat. So, let’s read the blog carefully and see how it works.

How To Track Location of Someone’s Snapchat Account

Using In-Built Snap Map Feature

  1. Go to Snapchat and login to your Snapchat account by entering the username and password.
  2. Tap on the location icon placed at the bottom, right along with chat icon.
  3. You will be taken to the Snap Map and a pop up message will appear saying- “Snapchat wants to use your location”. Click on ‘Allow’ so that Snapchat can find you on the map.
  4. Once you grant permission to Snapchat, you will be able to see Bitmoji of people who are added in your Snapchat friend list and have enabled their Snap location.
  5. When you will tap on any of the Bitmoji, the map will get zoomed and you will be able to see the nearby places around them to know their location precisely. Besides getting a zoom view on tapping the Bitmoji, you will also be able to see the last seen of that person written just below their name.

How To Request Location Access On Snapchat

As told above, if your friend has not turned on their Snapchat location, then he/she won’t be shown in the Snap Map. So, if you want to see their location, you can request their location by the following ways:

  1. Open Snapchat and tap on your friend’s profile.
  2. Once it gets opened, check Snap Map and then tap on, ‘Request location’.
  3. The other person will get an option of accepting or denying the request. It completely depends on their choice.
  4. Once they accept it, Snapchat will start showing you their location on Snap Map.
  5. Always keep in mind, if someone has hidden their location from you or they have denied to give you permission of seeing their location, there is no way you can track them on Snap Map.

Using Snapchat Location Finder

There are some third party Snapchat Location Finder app available that can be used to track someone. Whenever the in built location feature is turned off and you really want to see someone’s location, such third party apps can be used to solve your problem.

How To Enable/Disable Your Location On Snapchat

Enabling Snapchat Location

Suppose you have your parents added with you on your Snapchat and they ask you to make your location visible to them so that they can track you where you are every time. How will you do it? Let’s see the steps and learn how to enable Snapchat Location.

  1. Go to Snapchat and login to your account. Swipe right two times or just simply click on location icon placed at the bottom left corner of your screen.
  2. The Snap Map will get opened showing you the Bitmoji of all your friends who have turned on their location. Also, don’t forget to allow Snapchat to use your location or else your location won’t be enabled.
  3. Then, click on the gear icon or the settings icon placed at the top right corner.
  4. The first option is Ghost Mode with a toggle button in front of it. If you want to turn on your location, swipe left the toggle or tap on it to make it turn grey.
  5. When it gets grey, your location will be turned on and every user who is your Snapchat friend will be able to see your last seen and location.
  6. There are some more options below Ghost Mode, like- My Friends, My Friends Except…, Only These Friends.
    My Friends- You can choose to show your location to all your Snapchat friends by clicking on this option.
    My Friends, Except…- You can choose to hide from some people and the rest will be able to see your location.
    Only These Friends- If you want to show your location to just few friends, you can choose this option and select the people whom you want to show your location.

By enabling the Snapchat location, Snapchat users can see each other on the Map and you can even keep a track of your old friend you no longer talk too. You can see where he/she has been going for their vacations, where they hangout every day and so on.

Disabling Snapchat Location

There are always some people who start to think their privacy is being violated because of such feature so Snapchat added the disabling feature too. Well, it is true, with the feature being so useful and helpful, it has some disadvantages too.

For example- Your child is using Snapchat and by chance he/she adds any stranger in their account. The stranger can see the location of your child and can do any wrong. Therefore for privacy protection, you can turn off your Snapchat location and avoid such risks.

As we have explained above about turning off the Ghost mode. You can do the same process and TURN ON the Ghost Mode to disable your location. When you will enable the ghost mode, a pop up will appear asking for how long you want to keep the Ghost Mode turned on. Choose any duration according to choice and proceed. Just like how you can hide last seen on Instagram, by turning on the Ghost Mode, your last see will get hidden from your friends on Snapchat.

You can also turn off your Snapchat location by going to the app settings of your phone and disabling location of Snapchat from there.

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