How to View a Map on Snapchat

Maps are becoming more integrated into a number of apps every day. That’s why Snapchat Map works great as an integrative place where you can find friends, see Snaps people have shared, and get the latest news about events happening close by.

In this article, we’ll give you all the necessary information on how to use Snapchat Maps. Also, we’ll provide you with answers to all your questions regarding its functionality.

How to View Snapchat Map on an iPhone

Snap Map is where you can find all the Snaps that users from all around the world have posted. You can use it to share news, introduce people to local events, or anything that’s going on in your city. To activate it, here’s what you should do:

  1. Open your Snapchat app.

  2. Go to your camera screen.

  3. Swipe right.

How to View Snapchat Map on an Android Phone

Snapchat introduced maps to help people find each other and make stories about places and events. If you have an Android phone, here’s how to open it:

  1. Open the Snapchat app.

  2. Click on your friend’s profile image or Bitmoji and hold on to it to see their profile.

  3. If you can’t find them like this, try typing their name in the Search box.


Snapchat View a Map

How to View Your Friends on Snapchat’s Map

Using Snap Map, you can easily access your friend’s location if they’ve decided to share it with you. It’s a great tool if you want to meet with someone and need to find out who’s close enough to meet. Here’s how you see where your friends are on Snapchat:

  1. Open the Snapchat app.

  2. Click on your friend’s profile image or Bitmoji and hold on it to see their profile.

  3. If you can’t find them like this, try typing their name in the Search box.

If you or some of your friends work or live abroad, Snapchat created a new feature called “Friends Tray,” where all of you can share your traveling experiences. Using Snap Map, you’ll be able to see where everyone is and whether they’re posting new Snaps.

How to View Snapchat Map Stories

Snapchat View Map

As Snap Map became one of the integral parts of Snapchat, you can access it directly through your app in just a few taps. When you open the app, you’ll see a location icon on the bottom left corner. Once you tap on it, the map opens, and if you start zooming in, you’ll see story circles. Tapping on a story circle will open it, and you’ll be able to see what people around the world are posting.

Additional FAQ

Does Snapchat Automatically Update Location on the Snap Map?

So, your location only updates when you have the Snapchat app open. That means that it won’t update in the background, and if you’re sharing it on the map, it will expire after a few hours of inactivity. Unless you decide to share your location, you will be invisible to all your Snapchat friends. These are your location options on Snapchat:

• Ghost Mode (Only You)

• My Friends

• My Friends, Except…

• Only These Friends

When it comes to location sharing, you can easily change this option later on or even decide to turn on “Ghost Mode” if location sharing becomes a bit too much for you.

What Is “Map Explore” on Snap Map?

Snapchat How to View Map

Easy! All you need to do is open the “Settings” button and decide to hide or have your location available to some friends. If you want to be invisible, you can choose “Ghost Mode.” Here’s how to prevent location requests from appearing:

• Open your Snapchat.

• Tap on your profile photo and then the “Settings” icon on the upper right corner.

• Find “Who Can See My Location.”

• Turn off the option “Allow friends to request my location.”

Sharing Is Caring

Although Snap Map is a fun addition to Snapchats numerous features, sharing everything you do with many people might not be the right call.

Hopefully, now you have a clearer idea of what Snap Maps are and how they work. And once you know how to use them, it will be easier to decide how much of your life you want to share with others. How many friends would you share your location with? Do you like to follow what your friends are doing when you’re not with them?

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