Snapchat launches location-sharing feature Snap Map


Snapchat’s next big feature wants to get you to meet up with friends in real life rather than just watching each other’s lives on your phones. Snap Map lets you share your current location, which appears to friends on a map and updates when you open Snapchat. It’s rolling out today to all iOS and Android users globally.

“We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world! See what’s happening, find your friends, and get inspired to go on an adventure!,” Snap writes on its blog.

[Update: Snap Map was based on Snapchat’s secret acquisition of social map app Zenly for $250 million to $350 million. Read our full story on Snap’s acquisition of Zenly here.]