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Snap Map Explore adds text statuses automatically for Snapchat users

Snap Map Explore adds text statuses automatically for Snapchat users

Snapchat's Snap Map feature is getting a fairly big update, it would appear.

Tap on new updates at the bottom of the screen, then swipe horizontally to scroll through updates from your friends and other content you want to browse in Snap Map. In addition to updates on your friends, Explore will also show breaking news, events and trends on Snap Map. The newly added feature is said to make it simple for the users to watch their friends update on Snap Map along with making it easier for the users to find an event.

The feature, first noted by The Verge, is furthering Snapchat's idea of a map-based feed in Snap Map, but Map Explore integrates some more conventional UI elements and notifications to call users' attention to items of interest that might otherwise get lost in the expanse.

The Snap Map Explore is going to help users explore their friends' stories and the content which they post while being in their proximity.

Map Explore will feature updates from your friends and from the "Our Story" feature Snapchat launched with Snap Map, which will show you Stories from people around the world. This ensures that Snapchat still keeps on walking on its mantra of more "real life" communication.

The app is rolling out three new ad tools today, two that include location-based targeting options and an in-store analytics tool that lets advertisers track traffic at their brick-and-mortar locations.

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Open the camera app on Snapchat and turn it to the rear angle.

Radius Targeting is available through Snapchat Ad Manager globally.

Many people had previously raised concerns regarding the location sharing the feature of the app since it made the sharing of the exact location for people extremely easy and given that a large user base of Snapchat consisted of kids and teenagers it was a serious issue at that time.

You can swipe between the cards to view updates about your other friends, as well as updates about ongoing events.

The feature initially led to concerns about privacy, but Snap says sharing your location details on Snap Map is always opt-in and won't be shared unless you choose to do so.


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