It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the many wonderful and teen routes you are able to fully utilize Snapchat .From snap sexting, to the ugly AF selfies I mail my bestie on my morning commute, it’s my sincere faith that Insta stories will never amply kill Snapchat.
Besides, who in their right mind would upload a nude to Instagram? Not me, because I have some tact, obviously.
Snapchat has this new featurecalled Snap Map, which allows you literally recognize where all of your best friend are and what they’re doing. And when I say you can see where they are, I’m talking yes, exact location cross streets and all.
Once youupdate your app to the latest version of Snapchat, you will be inspired to be established by location sharing when you go into the Snap Map features. When you first start using it, you are able to be determined whether you want pals to see your place, simply a few friends to see you, or no one at all. In true-life snap specter style, if you want to hide from people knowing your whereabouts, you can select ghost mode to opt out of the place tagging.
If you click on the illuminated colourings around the map, you can actually click into people’s tales as they’redoing cool things around you.
For reference, here’s a screenshot of fellow Elite Daily editor Katie Corvino and I hanging out on the same street. She’s the lively and beautiful cupcake Bitmoji, and I’m the dark and grim blue darknes( it’s comforting ).
Immediately, I can think of about 17,346, 346 reasons why this is probably a bad notion. But the dark side of me likewise recognizes how much I wish I had this when I was dating someone who lived outside of the city. Like, I could have done some serious stalking and finished in a snap tale sinkhole of watching his friends’ tales that probably would have ended up in me being mad at him.
Teens these days actually do have it all.
But also, like, what about the times when I tell all my friends I’m definitely not going out and they stalk me on Snap Map simply to realize that I’m actually out with another group of friends I didn’t want to tell them about?
Also! What about Kylie Jenner ?! She already worries about stalkers enough as it is, and I’m sure she’s too busyto realize she needs to turn the map feature off in good ol’ Calabasas.
OK, so now that I’ve psyched myself out enough that I’m definitely never applying Snap Map. So once I’ve opted in, how do I go about turning it off?
Well, my friends, let me introduce you to a little thing known as ghost mode.
How To Become Off Your Location Using Ghost Mode
Once you’re in camera mode in Snapchat, use two fingers to squeeze the camera screen toward the center. Here is where your Snap Map is located.
There’s me again: ghostly blue figure with three vibrant gal sidekicks surrounding me.
If you look at the top right corner of the map, you’ll ascertain the decideds button. Click that to disclose your puts options.
As you can see, I have my specifies checked so that all of my friends can see my place. Selecting specter mode ensures that no one not even your friends will be able to keep tabs on your whereabouts or be able to see what you’re up to.
The only Snapchats they will be able to belief are the ones you post publicly to your story.
Make sure phantom mode is illuminated in green, and you’re good to go!
Whew. Now you can breathe a breather of relief because you are now free to live your life totally and completely the lane nature intended: in solitary, probably with AC blasting, watching an entire season of in one sitting.
Definitely make sure you go invisible if you don’t want friends checking up on you. But perhaps limit the amount of people you tell about this, since, well, you still patently want to keep tabs on them.