Snapchat on Friday launched Momentary Dwell Location on its platform to let customers share their stay location with pals. The brand new characteristic, which is rolling out to all Snapchat customers globally, will let customers share their real-time whereabouts with pals to allow them to know that they’re en-route to satisfy up or when they’re going residence alongside at evening. Nevertheless, stay location sharing is completely different from the common location sharing on Snapchat that’s out there by way of the built-in Snap Map since 2017.
With the brand new location sharing characteristic, customers on Snapchat can share their stay location updates with pals for a interval between quarter-hour and as much as eight hours. The characteristic works solely between pals on a person foundation. Which means that your stay location won’t be seen to the whole group on the platform and can solely be shared with the pal who you may have chosen from the app.
You and your pal should even have to simply accept one another as pals on Snapchat earlier than sharing your stay location. Additional, Snapchat reveals a pop-up window when a person accesses the stay location characteristic for the primary time. It primarily reminds customers that the stay location is supposed particularly for shut family and friends. The aim right here is to keep away from privateness points that would emerge because of real-time location sharing.
The Momentary Dwell Location Sharing characteristic is rolling out globally on Friday throughout Android and iOS.
Find out how to share stay location on Snapchat
You possibly can share your stay location on Snapchat by going to the profile of certainly one of your folks with whom you need to share your location in actual time. As soon as you’ve got opened your pal’s profile, scroll all the way down to see the Share My Dwell Location choice.
Snapchat will now present you a pop-up to tell you in regards to the characteristic. You possibly can faucet Sounds good! to go forward after which choose the timeframe for which you need your stay location to be shared along with your pal.
Because the characteristic works solely between pals on a person foundation, there isn’t any choice to allow you to share your stay location with a number of pals directly.
When sharing your stay location with a pal, they are going to see your Bitmoji with a particular ‘LIVE’ icon. The icon will, although, not be seen to others on the app.
The Momentary Dwell Location characteristic on Snapchat comes as an extension of the present Snap Map that was launched again in June 2017 the place you may opt-in to share your location with your folks on the idea of your choice, reminiscent of all pals and chosen ones.
Snap Map, nonetheless, solely updates location info when customers have the app open. This is not the case with the brand new characteristic as it is going to proceed to point out your stay location for the pre-selected time.
General, the Momentary Dwell Location characteristic on Snapchat works much like how one can share your stay location along with your contacts on WhatsApp.
Snapchat father or mother Snap stated that it designed the brand new location sharing characteristic on the idea of group suggestions about how individuals are utilizing Snap Map with their pals. It’s also part of a broader partnership with US non-profit ‘It is On US’ that goals to fight campus sexual assault by way of consciousness and prevention schooling programmes.
From at present, Snap may even be publishing a brand new public service announcement (PSA) inside the Snapchat app “on rising bystander consciousness” to assist folks restrict instances together with sexual assault.
Final yr, Snapchat revamped Snap Map with Discover and Reminiscences Layers to reinforce the location-based experiences on its platform. It additionally lately began serving ads inside Tales to monetise content material.