- Snap Map is available for iPhone users now.
- You just pinch the screen to activate the Snap Map mode.
- It'll show you where your friends are Snapping from.
Snapchat launched a new feature called Snap Map on Wednesday.
Snap Map lets you see where your friends are Snapchatting from. It's easy to access and available on the iPhone version of Snapchat now. Here's a quick look at how it works and what you can do with it.
This is Snap Map. You can see Snaps from all over the world -- just zoom out to view more. There's a heat map where lots of activity is happening.
I can see why this might be appealing to Snapchat users who might want to tune in to peek at a live event, like a concert or to see what's happening during a disaster.
On the other hand, I'm not quite sure what this does that other options like Periscope or Facebook's live videos don't offer. In this case, it seems like Snapchat is the one lagging behind other companies.
Perhaps Snapchat's plan is to keep its users inside the app instead of relying on those services, though.
Disclosure: CNBC parent NBCUniversal is an investor in Snap.
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