Snapchat's New Snap Map Feature Is Going to Ruin Your Life

Should you leave it on "Ghost Mode"? Probably.

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Last weekSnapchat introduced "Snap Map," a tool that's probably not very handy, but allows you to share your exact location with friends. Not only can this create strife in your personal life but also, for reasons that are likely obvious, this has some parents and child safety advocates on edge. The YouTube video that the app company rolled out to introduce the feature (and which can be seen above) has nearly 1.5 million views and 8,223 thumbs down votes to 4,478 thumbs ups. That's a really shitty ratio, and seems to be indicative of the popularity of the new feature. After all, how many people have social lives where they just choose from nearby friends to drop in on unannounced without eventually pissing those friends off immensely?

If Snap Inc. was looking to make up ground on Instagram, this is probably not the way to do it. Those who were upset with the social media platform took to a different social media platform to express their dissatisfaction, which ranged mild to severe, though most seem to be joking:

y'all are scared of getting caught lying and getting kidnapped but this is why I'm scared of the new update LMAOOO

— sam (@toxickilos) June 24, 2017

i legit JUST clicked every single bitmoji on the snapmap & i didn't know it told ppl i checked their location lmfao i'm so srry

— chelsea *succession & scream spoilers* (@_wwmhd_) June 24, 2017

snap update boutta ruin lives

— stressed giants fan (@alexissullyy) June 22, 2017

let me find out my mans bitmoji is at some bad bitchmoji's house.... he'll be single faster than he nuts

— ‏ً (@mynamekaye) June 23, 2017

The new snapchat update is already ruining lives 😂

— Calum Palla (@calumpalla) June 23, 2017

The new Snapchat is gonna make a lot of people para 😂 I'm only at work boys X

— CAMΣRON (@CammyRintoul) June 23, 2017

One minute you post a Trappy snap, next minute you're hearing someone calling you outside by your username. 😭#snapmap

— Moon Pie (@QuaceyMUFC) June 24, 2017

snap map causing trouble😂

— Jordan🌩 (Jay Rosé) (@JaaayRose) June 27, 2017

So this snap map lets me see how y'all move in real time?

— Jay Squidz イカ 🦑 (@SQUlDZ) June 24, 2017

Calling it now, BBC 3 documentary next year called “Murdered by SnapMap” and it’s gonna be about a girl who was killed by a jealous boyf

— Adam CPF (@AdamCPF) June 27, 2017

this new @Snapchat update is AWFUL. An invitation for stalkers, kidnappers, burglars & relationship trust issues... #snapmap

— Jade Bowler (@unjaded_jade) June 23, 2017

When ur friends said there wasn't a party but the #snapmap was stacked at one person's house

— Michael (@aywhatsthewifi) June 23, 2017

this snap map update is creepy

— Jordan🌩 (Jay Rosé) (@JaaayRose) June 22, 2017

Person: "Where you at/what you doin?"
Me: *lies*
Person: "Well that's not what #snapmap is showing"

— sh*wn✨ (@draghanite) June 22, 2017

I don't know what y'all talking about. I LOVE the new snapchat update.

— 2natez (@natethegreat118) June 25, 2017

If everyone could leave their snap map on for me, I promise I won't stalk. I just wanna be able to avoid you in public. K thanks!

— Caleb McCain (@calebmccain_) June 23, 2017

There was also some defenders of the new feature (at least, we think they're defending it). It starts with someone asking those complaining to "shut the fuck up," which overall is excellent advice for most people on Twitter:

Ghost mode's there if you need it.

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