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The New Snapchat Maps Are Getting Everyone In Trouble

The New Snapchat Maps Are Getting Everyone In Trouble
11 months ago

Last week, Snapchat unveiled a new feature called Snap Maps, in which Snapchat shows you your friends' location on a map with a cartoon lookalike "Actionmoji."

Though you can choose to opt out of sharing your location, the maps proved instantly controversial.

And it looks like people are already starting to get in trouble over these location features. Particularly, as it turns out, cheaters.

And bad friends.

Of course, some people have much more serious concerns about this feature than just having their dirty laundry exposed. One sex worker who uses Snapchat for her job as a cam girl told BuzzFeed that she was worried that the feature could lead to other sex workers getting stalked. 

β€œI think it's very dangerous and it's not a beneficial feature for anyone," she said. "There are underage children who use Snapchat who won't think about their safety, who allow random people to add them and follow their story. Nobody needs to know what street I'm on at all times, let alone a stranger. Sex worker or not."

She quickly turned her Snapchat to ghost mode, BuzzFeed said.

Police departments, too, are advising people to use ghost mode. 

Be safe, and don't cheat!

[h/t BuzzFeed]