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Texas Law enforcement wants parents to be aware of the latest update for the popular social media app, Snapchat, called "Snap Map."

This connects to your phone or tablet's GPS and automatically (unless "ghost mode" is activated) and shows users who follow you where you are on a map, down

to the exact street.

Some snaps can also be seen publicly (by users who don't follow you) depending on your settings.

Please, DON’T make it easy for predators to locate your children!


1) Pinch the screen when the app is open and this will load the map.

2) When you do it for the first time, it should ask you if you want to activate "ghost mode."

3) If it doesn't, tap the icon in the top right corner, where you will be able to check a box to enable "ghost mode."

Please educate your children to be cautious when choosing what to share on social media and why they should limit their snaps only to people they personally