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Snapchat rolls out ‘Map Explore’ to find friends, events

Photo-sharing app Snapchat has rolled out a new feature called "Map Explore" that will make it easier for users to find events and see friends' story snaps

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Snapchat Rolling Out New Redesign for Its iOS Users. IANS

Photo-sharing app Snapchat has rolled out a new feature called “Map Explore” that will make it easier for users to find events and see friends’ updates on Snap Map.

Snap said the travel and location updates will automatically appear on user’s Snap Map when friends opt to share their location, The Verge reported on Thursday.

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this new update is about Map which allows the user to see the location of their friends. IANS

The feature will also show Explore updates for Story snaps, including breaking news and other events from around the world, the report added.

“We made ‘Map Explore’ because we noticed that when you open the Map, you aren’t always sure where to start your journey,” Snapchat was quoted as saying in the statement. “Unless you swiped outside your city, you might never see some of the amazing events our community is capturing,” the statement added.

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To access the feature, pinch to zoom out from the camera screen when you launch the app. Tap on new updates at the bottom of the screen, then swipe horizontally to scroll through updates from your friends and other content from Snap Map.

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the feature s easily accessible. IANS

If you want to delete your status or turn on Ghost Mode (which hides your location) tap on the settings icon in the top right hand of the map. In 2017, Snapchat launched Snap Map as a tool to let users share their location with friends. IANS

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Snapchat Introduces Two New Features To Make The App More Interactive

Both the features have been released globally and would reach all users over the coming weeks

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Snapchat made more interactive with 2 new features. Pixabay

Photo-messaging app Snapchat has introduced two new features — “Friendship Profiles” and “Bitmoji Stories” in an attempt to make the app more interactive and fun.

With “Friendship Profiles”, Snapchat would hold content like images, videos, messages and links that users have saved in Chat with a friend or a group of friends, the company wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

“Each ‘Friendship Profile’ one will be unique, highlighting the most special moments you’ve shared and saved, showcasing relationship privately,” the post said.

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“Bitmoji Stories” are being introduced in English language only, as a new comic strip, starring Bitmoji avtaar of the Snapchatters themselves, with guest appearances from friends.

“Find new episodes of ‘Bitmoji Stories’ each week right in the ‘Discover feed’,” the post added.

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Both the features have been released globally and would reach all users over the coming weeks. (IANS)