Snapchat launched the latest feature known as Snapchat Compass or Friends Compass in their app with the new update that rolled out a few days ago. If you are searching what the Snapchat compass is, then you are in the right place. You’ll also learn how to use it using your friends, and how to disable it, then move right in.
- 1 What do you know about Snapchat friend compass
- 2 Friend compass work on Snapchat
- 3 How to Erase Yourself from friends compass
What do you know about Snapchat friend compass
Snapchat friend compass is an amazing feature by Snapchat that enables you to find your friends virtually. Besides the earlier maps feature that lets you view the distance between you and your friends. The friend compass enables you to find the correct direction that your friend is in. However, the feature can’t help you to find your friends in public but it also helps you with random encounters in public. Also, you should know if you are pointing towards your friend or away from them using this amazing feature.
Friend compass work on Snapchat
Friend compass also uses built-in location or gyroscope services to find the accurate location of your friends. Also, it is used to find your place and direction when one of your friends is touring the area. Also, you can use this feature to search for your friends in public places without talking to each other on call. You can also use the friend compass feature that leads directly to the individual in question.
How to Erase Yourself from friends compass
After having an amazing feature, some of you probably search the all-new compass feature as an occupation of your privacy. If that’s the case, then Snapchat easily enables you to turn off this feature in different methods. Let’s take a look at the most popular technique of turning of friend compass on your device.
Technique 1: Disable Snap Map inside Snapchat
Head over to Snapchat and click on your profile picture in the top left corner.
Now click on ‘Snap Map‘ at the bottom of your screen.
Choose and turn on Ghost mode for your profile.
Now once you have turned on Ghost mode, your friends can’t view see your location. In case they like to access your location, you will be sent an alert upon which you can either select to share your location using the required friend or deny it.
Technique 2: Disable the location permission for Snapchat
Head over to the Settings app on your device and click on ‘Apps and Notifications‘.
Note: Relying on your mobile manufacturer, this could also be known as ‘Manage apps‘ or ‘Third Party apps‘.
Now click on ‘See all apps‘. Move to ‘Snapchat‘ and then choose ‘Permissions‘.
Now turn off the permission for your location services.
Exit and head over to the Snapchat app again and friend compass will now be turned off for you.
Disabling the location permission for the Snapchat app can be quite difficult as it might also mean missing out on different features of the app that depend on it.
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