Many people are now hooked with technology and social media, especially when the world is facing a global pandemic. However, even before the worldwide pandemic happened, people were engaging more and more on social media platforms. It has been a new way for people to communicate and share their ideas and opinions publicly.
Social media platforms also let us keep in touch with our family and friends who live far away. This shared data is often information about our location. Some social media platforms allow us to share our whereabouts and stories in just one status update. An example of this is Snapchat.
Snapchat has a feature called Snap Map, where users can determine one person’s location while using the app. It also allows users to share their current location with their friends and family who they follow on the app and view their story updates in a specific place or event. Snap Map makes it easier for people to reconnect and communicate.
What is Snap Map?
Snap Map is an online, virtual map invented by Snapchat for users to access wherever they are. It is similar to Google Maps or other online maps; however, Snap Map is unique because it can see people on the map.
When users share a Snapchat story, it will immediately let their followers know where the person is currently located. The map also allows users to scroll and travel virtually on the map to see other people’s locations. Moreover, Snap Map is a digital depiction of users that upload photos and videos on Snapchat’s “Our Stories” section.
The Snapchat feature also lets you see if a particular person has taken a video or story using the app on that specific place by clicking “Story Hubs.” When a user uploads a video or photo on Snapchat, you can pin that content on the map for your friends to see.
Snap Map’s Features
One of the most dominant features that Snapchat has is its worldwide Snaps. When a user posts a photo or video on the app, and they want the world to see it, they can upload the content to “Our Story.”
When regions in the map are colored blue or green, some Snaps are taken in those regions. However, regions that are colored red, yellow, or orange indicate that there have been many Snaps taken and posted to “Our Story.”
Snap Map also lets users be updated with highlighted events near its area. If you see an event happening soon near your town or place, you can easily see the event details by clicking the particular event story.
The map also lets you see famous landmarks, monuments, and other popular places in your region. Everything is displayed in a unique image on the map and will even show you details and facts about the area.
Snapchat and Snap Map also lets users make their own Bitmoji or a character that represents you on the app. You can customize how you want your Bitmoji to look like its clothes, look, and style.
If you turn on your location setting on the app, you may also get to see your friends’ Bitmojis on the map. That way, it is easier to know where they are currently at and connect with them.
How to Use Snap Map
Using Snap Map will require you to download Snapchat first. Once you have the app, make sure your camera is on to take a snapshot of your location. But if you’re not on camera mode, you can choose a photo to pin from your phone’s gallery.
Next, swipe your finger down the screen. The app will then ask for details about your location. The app will also ask you to share your area, and you need to allow it for you to access Snap Map successfully. Once you’re on the map, you can see your Bitmoji from the location where you pinned your photo.
Overall, Snap Map is more unique and fun to use compared to other online virtual maps. It not only lets its users share their location but also, you can see where they are heading or where they are currently at.
Plus, with the Bitmojis, you can virtually see your friends and family, and what they somehow look like when they are in a specific location. Snap Map is convenient, fun, and easy to use.