Snapchat adds layers to Snap Map, starting with Memories
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(Pocket-lint) – Delivering on its promise to add more functionality – in the form of “layers” – to the Snap Map feature of the Snapchat app, Snap has announced the rollout of the first two layers: Memories and Explore.
Snap Map shows Snapchat users where their friends are now – if they choose to share location. Snap Map also shows interesting places to visit and the most popular areas among Snapchatters. As for Memories, this is another feature of Snapchat. It’s like a private locker for your snaps, a case where Snapchat also features highlights from years gone by so you can revisit and remember old moments. Now Snap Maps is getting memories.
Basically, Snap Map will show you the old snaps you sent from particular locations. So if you scroll through your map and zoom in on Orlando, you might find a photo of yourself that you took at Disney World a few years ago. Memories in Snap Map are private and only available to you, so you cannot view your friends’ memories.
The Explore layer in Snap Maps is like a new version of the heat map, which shows Snapchat activity in volume in a particular area. You can tap on the highlighted regions to view public photos and videos from Snapchat users around the world. To access Explorer and other layers, go to the Snap map in Snapchat and tap the Layers menu button at the top right corner of the map. Then you can switch between the different layers to access it.
The new Snap Map layers are now available for Snapchat users on iOS and Android.
Written by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on .