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Snapchat App Tracking Your Location

Parents might like to be aware of the new features within this app.

Snapchat app ghost mode iconWe have been asked to raise awareness to parents about a feature on the app Snapchat that allows people to see your exact location.  

A recent update means this feature is automatically enabled and tracks your location in real time unless you disable it.  Anyone that you are linked to on Snapchat can locate exactly where you are, which building you are in and exact whereabouts within the building. Safety concerns have been expressed about this feature.  

To disable this ‘tracker’ - pinch the screen, your location will be shown. To disable this you then click on the settings button (the cog) whilst on this screen and tick the option 'ghost mode'. This will then be disabled.