Snapchat Snap Map gets “My Places” to track you better
Supposing you wanted Snapchat to try to do a far better job of telling you where you’ve been and tracking where you’re going, you’re in luck! There’s a feature coming to iOS first (and probably Android second) called Places. You’ll find it appearing in Snapchat with the name “My Places,” able to roll with the map system already appearing inside the app: Snap Map.
The Snap Map location-sharing platform tracks users as they visit businesses. Snapchat users can tag places and “Check-in” to places, like numerous GPS-tracking apps that attempted this technique within the past. Users also can give places ratings and recommend places to friends and, therefore, the public. The My Places update to Snap Map makes this whole process easy to figure with — track your places, recommend places, then forth.
So it’s kind of almost like Loopt, Gowalla, Foursquare (Swarm), Skout, Yelp, Facebook Places, Eventleaf, Google Maps, Tripadvisor, AroundMe, LikeWhere, Citysocializer, Checkie, Glypse, and Zenly. It’s also a touch like Find My Friends on iOS devices and Trusted Contacts on Android devices… and most other devices.
Snap Map attempts to expand the Snapchat check-in, sharing, and rating locations system with Popular, Favorites, and Visited lists of places. If you’re looking to undertake this technique in Snapchat on iOS, you’ll do so by ensuring you’ve got the newest version of the app first. Once inside the updated Snapchat app, swipe to the Snap Map and find the new Places button at rock bottom of your screen.
And if any of this tracking business worries you in the least, make certain to require a peek at SnapLion, the system Snapchat was meant to be using to stay track of knowledge that would potentially be turned over to enforcement but was revealed to be used for other purposes. So remember, goodbye as your data remains but end-to-end encrypted, there’s an opportunity somebody else can see it.