For most of its 11-year existence, Snapchat has operated without maps. Not until 2017 did the site introduce its own Snap Map to provide users with a visual representation of the whereabouts of other Snapchatter. While the majority of users accepted this modification with grace, others did not find it particularly beneficial. To rectify this, the platform’s Map was continually updated and enhanced to become what it is now.
Snap Map will be the topic of discussion in this blog post. If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your Snap Map when you remove the app, keep reading to find out!
Here is how Snap Map operates
Before we answer your worry regarding the display of your location after deleting Snapchat, let’s review how Snapchat functions.
Five years ago, in 2017, Snapchat introduced Snap Map. In its early days, Snap Map was not as robust as it is today. Initially, this Map would only display where the user’s friends are on the map.
Five years later, these Maps have developed into something far more comprehensive. Today, you can view not just your friends on the Map, but also the public stories associated with any location you touch on.
In addition, Snapchat has widened its doors to companies of all types (malls, gyms, cafes, restaurants, eateries, stores, and so on). You may also extract the locations and contact information of all registered companies, examine their operation hours and write a review from this page. Isn’t that brilliant?
Can Others View My Location on Snap Map If I Delete the Snapchat Application?
Now that you have a general understanding of how Snap Map operates, we’ll delve deeper to find the solution you want.
If you remove the Snapchat app, would your friends still be able to see your location? Yes, although just during the initial 24 hours.
Snapchat requires access to your location to frequently update the Snap Map. Have you ever wondered how they can determine your location? If you visit Snapchat’s Help Center, you will discover that the platform can only track your position while the app is active.
In other words, your location is only updated when you launch the app. In addition, your location on the Map has an expiration date! If you do not use the app after twenty-four hours, your bitmoji will be removed from the Snap Map.
Once you delete the app, there is no way to reinstall it, thus your position will be removed from the Snap Map 24 hours later.
How do I disable my location on Snap Map?
We’ve already established that removing Snapchat’s app will remove you from the Snap Map 24 hours after deletion. But is there a method to remove oneself from the Snap Map without deleting the app? Unquestionably, there is!
Snapchat places the confidence of its users above anything else. Therefore, instead of mandating Snap Map for all users, the program includes an option to disable Snap Map if desired. Wondering how to utilize this setting? Just follow the detailed instructions we’ve provided below to complete the task!
- Launch Snapchat on your mobile device.
- On the left side of your screen, you’ll see two icons:
- Tap the location symbol in the upper-left corner to access Snap Map.
- Once you’re on your Snap Map, you’ll see three icons in the upper right corner of the screen
- You will find yourself on the Settings menu in Step 4. There are three categories on this page, and the setting you want may be found under the My Location section.
- Upon tapping the toggle, a dialogue window will open asking for how long you would like to enable Ghost Mode.
You have three options: 3 hours, 24 hours, and Until Off.
Choose any choice that meets your requirements, and your task is complete!
This concludes today’s blog post. Before you depart, let’s quickly review what we’ve learned thus far.
We began by reviewing the Snap Map component of the platform and outlining its history and development into its current state. Then, we investigated what can happen to your Snap Map if you delete the application.
Later, we also talked about how to deactivate your location on the Snap Map; above, you’ll also find a step-by-step tutorial created to help you do the same.
In our blog, were we able to answer your question? If you have any further questions, please post them in the section below!