Snapchat's latest feature creates a bit of a privacy issue amongst users, particularly younger ones. Here's how to hide your location from Snap Maps.

As someone part of the Millennial generation, Snapchat is one of the top apps I use daily. I can send snaps to my friends and post stories, I know won't last after 24 hours. The disappearing snaps is also a crowd favorite among young users.

Now, I know what Snapchat was thinking by introducing Snap Maps, but immediately I saw an issue of concern. It is pretty cool to be able to catch up with a friend I notice is in the area, thanks to Snap Maps...

...but what if someone I was avoiding manages to find me? Or, worse someone I DON'T know tries to find me.

Snap Maps is able to provide your EXACT location, based off the last time you opened Snapchat (which is often).

If you're like me and/or have a child who uses Snapchat, here's how to take off this feature:

  1. Pinch your screen to access Snap Maps
  2. In the corner press the wheel button
  3. Pick 'Ghost Mode' to remain hidden, or Select Friends so only friends can see

Read all about Snap Maps latest feature on The Verge.