A recent update to the social media app ‘Snap Chat’ has automatically identified users’ locations on a feature called Snap Map. The location of the app user is shared with their friends or followers using the phone’s GPS signals. The new tracker in the update allows users to view the exact location of friends. It gives the area, town, and street and if you zoom in enough, it will show the house on the street layout.
Bedwas Junior School is aware that some children have a Snap Chat account. To hide the users’ locations the account must be set to ‘Ghost mode’ in the app’s settings.