Snapchat was great until you added the new location feature. I don't know if you understand that girls are quite literally snatched and sold or forced in to sexual situations on a daily basis. The app only helps with that. This is just awful. And the fact you can see people's snaps around you who you don't follow? Not okay. I wondered what the bright circle was on my map and I was taken to what was clearly a fairly young girls snap. I repeat - Not Okay!!! This feature needs to be removed, and asap. Quite literally for people's safety. Major mistake, Snapchat team.
Well I updated the app to find that everyone's location can be seen if they zoom out on selfie mode. Bit creepy really. I don't want everyone knowing where I am. Also... It says you can turn this feature off by putting yourself in ghost mode. No such option can be found in the settings. So I tried the zoom out thing and it just says sorry this function isn't available on my device. So does that mean every snap I take people can see where I am. I can't turn it off.... and I can't see where they are? 😂😂 not good.
The new update is an absolute joke and not one bit safe!!! So I now need to have my location on to use filters which means I can no longer use filters because anyone and anyone can see my location. And I mean anyone. I just literally watched the snap stories of 4 girls between the ages of 7 and no older then 14 with there location on the top. I do not know these girls they also live 5 to 8 hours drive away from me.. my friends last location was at his house and my friend looked at mine it showed exactly where I was.. how is this safe??? Why are snap chat so he'll bent on our locations?? This needs to be sorted asap before you put people's life in danger or have pictures and stuff stolen of little children and before snap chat looses people using it because of this.. this isn't ok!!!!!
I'd give this a better review considering I use it religiously, but I thought that giving it 1 star would be more impactful and frankly more fitting of my experience. Setting aside the fact that we can now see the locations of random people and how dangerous that is.. Honestly, snapchat sucks on android phones. Everything lags and the camera quality drops significantly. I miss a bunch of opportunities to take pretty pictures, because the app shuts downs or lags, but my friends with iphones have none of these issues. Not only does the app lag, but whenever I use the app, my phone itself starts to have issues working. Taking and sending a picture shouldn't take 10 minutes and the need to restart my phone. I hope the large amount of complaints will show the creators that android users are not satisfied, but it seems that for now, only apple users will reap the benefits of this app.
ANDROID USERS ARE TIRED OF BEING BRUSHED ASIDE! Android devices that are much more well optimized than iOS devices have extremely slow, choppy filters, horrid camera quality, and an overall terrible user experience! The app always crashes or freezes, and adding new features, instead of fixing the apps defects, only makes it worse! I religiously use this app, but I'm tired of dealing with the crashes and optimization issues. There are many more Android users than iOS users, so it's only fair to cater to both of the parties. This is unacceptable, Snapchat Team.
NEW SNAPCHAT UPDATE ALLOWS PEOPLE TO KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE/WORK/VISIT. Please snapchat! 🙏 please remove the new feature. It is creepy and stalkerish and so dangerous! If I want to let my friends know where I am ill use my PHONE AND TEXT THEM MY LOCATION!!! What is wrong with the idiots at Snapchat HQ?!
"* Pinch to zoom out and view the Map!
See what's happening around the world and find your friends. You can choose to share your location with friends or stay off the map with Ghost Mode."