Snapchat's 'Snap Map' Raising Some Concerns for Parents

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Complete with cute, but disproportionate, Bitmoji's - Snapchat's new feature made the app a whole different ball game for some users, with many fearing for their safety because of the new feature letting people know their location.

The new opt-in "Snap Map" feature shares your location with your Snapchat friends, but does it cross a line?

The new feature of the once private app is freaking some people out as it broadcasts your exact location every time you open the app, whether or not you snap.

JEFFERSON COUNTY -The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office issued a warning regarding a new feature on Snapchat that is causing concerns for law enforcement.

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"The good thing about this new feature is that you can turn it off", said Meaghan Milliron with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Communication and Marketing Department. Let us show you how to be in full control of your privacy and limit the anxiety while using Snapchat to the bare minimum.

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According to a post from the "Snapchat Support" Twitter page, it is up to you to share your location.

But you need to choose to be a "Ghost", or go to the trouble of selecting the few friends you want to share your location with.

The problem for many has quickly become not realizing that the location settings are on and the app tracking your exact location.

What is more, when The Verge asked a representative regarding the specifics of how Snap Map works, it turns out there were other details not communicated in the introduction video. But if not, you'll see a screen detailing nearby friends, friends traveling, and other locations depending on your network, such as previous places you have lived or traveled to frequently.

Snapchat will soon foray in to a domain which it's not quite familiar with - location sharing. Young teens could be sharing their location without parents knowing it.

A user's location will remain on the Map for eight hours after closing the app; it will be updated when the app is opened again.

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