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Snapchat users warned about a "creepy" feature that reveals location data

Snapchat users have been warned over an unsettling new update which shares a user’s exact location. ​
Snapchat users have been warned about unstable new updates that share their exact location. Shutterstock

Users of the popular social media app Snapchat have been warned about "creepy" updates. ..

With this update, Snapchat users can find users up to their address and also tell them how long it will take to get there.

The "Snapmap" update raises privacy and safety concerns between parents and professionals.

Last March, a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Brighton, England, after a party was tracked by a gate crusher using the map feature.

Cybersecurity expert Jordan Foster warned his parents about the potential impact of such information.

The "Snapmap" update can be disabled by selecting "Ghost Mode" in the application settings.

Earlier this week, Snapchat launched "Snapchat +". This is a subscription service that allows subscribers to see other users' locations and replay videos for up to 24 hours after posting.

The “Snap Map” update can be disabled by selecting “Ghost Mode” in the application settings.

However, Snapchat spokespersons used to say The company told the Daily Mail that it was addressing privacy concerns.

"Share your location via snapmap is turned off by default, and snap chatter who decides to share your location can only be seen by mutual friends," said a spokesman. Said.

"We do not tolerate any kind of bullying or harassment. Please report any in-app abuse or other safety concerns to Snapchatters."