There are many apps that track your location and you may feel creepy about an app tracking your every move. Besides, Snapchat does not use your location to do you any harm but tries to give you personalized recommendations using these locations still you might want Snapchat to believe that you were somewhere else.
SnapMap always shows your current location until Snapchat is on but the moment you switch off Snapchat it records your last location and shows it for several hours until you open Snapchat again.
Go to Snapchat app >>
You might go to Camera, Friends or Discover >>
Select the magnifying glass icon >>
Select Map >>
Select cog icon >>
These are the various settings to protect your privacy:
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By selecting this you allow only your Snapchat friends to know your location.
My Friends, Except:
By selecting this you make choices that only certain Snapchat friends of yours can see your privacy and those whom you exclude do not.
Only These Friends:
You exclude most of your Snapchat friends to view your privacy except those whom you allow.
Now only you can see your location. You can even select how long you want to hide your location. You could for example select ‘3 hours’ or ‘24 hours’ or ‘Until Turned Off’ and the last one allows you to make such adjustments that no one can see your location until you turn it on again manually.
So, use Snapchat freely without having to worry about who gets to know your location.
This was all about if you don’t want to reveal your location, real or fake, but what if you want to reveal a fake location?
Snapchat does not allow this within the app but there are some indirect methods.
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How to Change Your Location on Snapchat in Android
Use Fake Gps Location App
You can download this app from Playstore and it is free and safe.
Go to Playstore and download the Fake GPS Location app >>
Go to settings in your Android phone >>
Enable developer settings on your android phone >>
Click on system >>
Click on About Phone >>
Go to Software Info >>
Click on Build Number seven times rapidly >>
Wait for the prompt to appear >>
Enter your Android phone’s lock code here >>
or you could go to settings >> System >> Developer Options
Click on Developer if needed and follow these steps:
Go to Settings >>
Click on System >>
Click on Developer Options >>
Click on Select mock location app >>
Open the fake GPS location app >>
A map appears >>
Select your desired fake location >>
Click on the play button>>
Go to Snapchat or any other app. This fake location has been saved in your phone.
How to Change Your Location on Snapchat in Iphone
Use an App Called Itools:
The app iTools allows you a free trial period after which you must invest $30.95 to get a single user license.
Use iTools on Windows desktop or laptop then connect your iPhone to this PC using a USB cable. Keep your computer and iPhone connected to do this work.
Follow these steps:
Go to iTools pane >>
Click the Toolbox icon >>
Click on Virtual Location >>
Click your desired fake location in the textbox >>
Click on Move Here >>
Now you can go back to Snapchat and use it using the fake location.
If you want to show your real location again then click on Stop Simulation in iTools.
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Use the Imyfoneanyto App
You may download this app for free and get a free trial period.
Download the iMyFone AnyTo app on your PC and open it >>
Connect your phone and computer using USB cable. >>
Click on Get Started >>
Click on teleport icon (it is found in the right hand top corner) >>
A map appears >>
Click on your desired fake location >>
Set this location in your iPhone >>
Use Snapchat from this fake location.
It is natural not to want to disclose your location to anybody all the time. Hope this article was helpful. If you liked it then share your opinions in the comments. If there is something that I missed out then please add it in the comments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Change My Location on Snapchat Map?
Until you enable SnapMap your location is not tracked by Snapchat. But to show a fake location you might use any of the third party apps mentioned above.
How Do You Change Your Location on Snapchat Iphone?
This has been answered in the article.
How Do You Change Your Location on Snapchat for Free?
It is possible using the Fake GPS app and the method has been explained above for Android phones.