Snapchat will now allow you to share your real-time location with trusted friends

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Snap continually adds new features to its Snapchat app for content creators and consumers alike. It has now introduced a new capability that allows you to share your precise location sharing in real-time with those you trust. The idea is to offer a way to let your friends and loved ones track you when you're traveling.

There are multiple use-cases for this such as increased safety when traveling an unfamiliar route or in a cab. You could also leverage it to proactively inform your friend about how far you are from their home when you're traveling to meet them. Overall, the feature is quite similar to the Find My app on iOS.

Snap says that you can enable location sharing for 15 minutes or up to multiple hours with individual users. However, it will only be shown to select mutual friends in the app. This feature is off by default and there is no option that lets you share your location with everyone in your friends list. Snap says that in order to prevent stalking, it allows you to turn off live location sharing without notifying those involved.

For this first endeavor, Snap has partnered with It's On Us, a non-profit that aims to stop campus sexual assault. You can enable live location sharing by visiting a friend's profile and then choosing how long you want to show them your whereabouts. After that, they can see your live location from their shared chatbox with you.

Source: The Verge

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