How to Change your Location on Snapchat?
Social media has always been under fire for acquiring the personal information of its users. This has been a topic of constant debate and it surely raises some security alarms. Snapchat, like any other social media application, requires you to give permission to track location. Luckily, there are several ways to change your location on Snapchat.
Snapchat introduced a feature called ‘Snap Map‘ that allows user to share their location with their friends. You will first need to give permission and enable location on your mobile phone. Then your location will be tracked by the app itself. Your current location will be shown in the Snap Map and once you exit the application it will remember your last location and update it on Snap Map.
Though there are few explanations as to why applications opt to know user locations, there definitely are security concerns integrated with it. The contents and filters you see and use in Snapchat are curated based on your region. So the next time you go somewhere new, we will notice new filters and contents unlocked.
However, if you are concerned about your security or you just want to prank your friends by making it seem like you are in a different country, look through the article. We will show you an easy way to hide/change your location on Snapchat and trick Snapchat into thinking you are in a different location than you originally are.
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How to Change your Location on Snapchat?
Since, Snapchat tracks your location based on your GPS, which is embedded on your phone, it is hard to make it seem like you are in a different location than you actually are. Thankfully, there are several applications freely available on the play store and App Store to enable mock locations. Here we will see thorough steps on Android and a few suggestions for IOS devices to change your location on Snapchat.
In Android, make sure to install Fake GPS Location from the play store. You will also need to enable Developer Mode, to enable it, go through with the steps below:
1. Go to Software Information under About Phone in your Settings.
2. Tap 7 time on Build number.
You will need to enter your lock screen to move forward with the process.
3. Go to Developer options in Settings.
4. Select mock location app.
5. Select Fake GPS.
Now, go to the Fake GPS Location application.
6. Choose a location and press the Play icon.
You will see that your device location has been changed thanks to the mock GPS application on your android device. You can also choose any other similar application for this purpose. You can virtually change your location on Snapchat to any place you like this way.
A similar, approach can be made for the IOS devices, there are many mock GPS changing apps freely available on app stores. iToolab Anygo, Location Faker, iSpoofer, My GPS Coordinates, are some of the applications that will help you to change your location on snapchat by spoofing the location of your device entirely.
How to Hide Location on Snapchat?
Altering your location on Snapchat might not be enough for the security geeks out there. If you wish to hide your location on Snapchat, you can install Virtual Private Network (VPN) on your mobile application. VPN will hide your original location on your mobile phone. NordVPN, ExpressVPN, are some of the most sought after VPN services. You can also choose any other VPN services to start safe web practice on your phone.
However, if you only want to change your location on Snapchat follow the given steps:
1. Click on your Profile.
2. Tap on the Settings icon.
3. Select See My Location under WHO CAN..
You will see different options such as Who can see my location such as My Friends, My Friends, Except and Only These Friends. Selecting My Friends will allow everyone on your snap friend list to know your location. With My Friends, Except.. all your friends except a few that you select will be able to view your location. And, only these Friends will let only selected people see your location.
However, if you do not want anyone to know about your whereabouts, go along the following step.
4. Toggle on the Ghost Mode.
5. Choose a duration of time.
Now, you have enabled ghost mode and no one can see your Snapchat location until you toggle it off.
Snapchat utilizes information about your geolocation in many useful ways. You can customize content and filters on Snapchat by changing your location on the application. Another reason to change and update your location can be to stay safe from cases of cyberstalking on the internet. We hope this article was helpful to show you ways you can change your location on Snapchat.
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