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Law enforcement warns parents about 'Snap Map' feature

Haley Little, Crisp County Sheriff's Office, said the feature could make you or your children vulnerable. (Source: WALB) Haley Little, Crisp County Sheriff's Office, said the feature could make you or your children vulnerable. (Source: WALB)
The new "Snap Map" feature lets other users see your exact location. (Source: WALB/Snapchat) The new "Snap Map" feature lets other users see your exact location. (Source: WALB/Snapchat)
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Members of South Georgia law enforcement want to warn parents about a new feature on a popular social media network.

You can send disappearing photos on the app "Snapchat."

This summer, it introduced the new "Snap Map" feature, which lets other users see your exact location, if you have enabled this feature.

Haley Little with the Crisp County Sheriff's Office said the feature gives up your location and could make you or your children vulnerable.

Little said it can also give potential predators insight into your routine.

"This gives people your access to your routes of travel, your daily activities, what your typical schedule is like when you are home," said Little. "It just really gives them a visualization of exactly where you are."

Little said it's important not to add people you don't know on social media.

She encourages parents to discuss this feature with their children who have the Snapchat app.

If you want to keep your location from showing up on your Snapchat account, or your child's, simply go to Settings --> See My Location --> and enable "Ghost Mode."

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