Snapchat has launched a new update that can now track your whereabouts, giving very accurate readings and scaring many parents. Why? Because anybody who adds you can track your location!
Snapchat allows you to add your friends by typing their username, email or phone number. This is something you can’t set you private, but you do have the option to block people who you do not know.
Perfect for anxious Mums, but does this really help our anxieties?
According to TechBase, Snap Inc., bought Zenly (the software to create the location tracking) for $250 million to $350 million.
How to change your privacy settings:
- Open Snapchat.
- Swipe right for your friends stories.
- Pinch outwards on your screen.
- Settings (top right hand corner).
- Click ‘Ghost Mode’.
Your location cannot be previewed when on Ghost Mode, saving you from people seeing where you are, 24 hours a day.
The biggest safety concern is that no account is private, anyone can add you by randomly typing your username and depending on your own general settings on Snapchat – they can view your posts.
— Garrett DeVault (@garrettdevault1) June 22, 2017
The new snapchat update is pointless and dangerous kmt. You lot better enable your ghost mode so no one sees where you live.
— Simba (@DeRozenDntCare) June 22, 2017
This new Snapchat update gone get people kidnapped/killed 😐 pic.twitter.com/rirKjIDpHi
— 𝓑𝓻𝓮𝓮𝔃𝔂 🏳️🌈 (@Twatch_Me_) June 22, 2017