Snapchat Brings Its Snap Map To The Web
Social Media

SnapChat Pushes SnapMap To The Web With A Story Embedding Feature

You can also embed the stories to your website or post

https://dk2dyle8k4h9a.cloudfront.net/SnapChat Pushes SnapMap To The Web With A Story Embedding Feature

Snapchat seems to be going for every possible way that will uplift its user growth. The social media sharing platform has just pushed the web version of its Snap Map. Now, the mapping feature will be available on the web and even the non-Snapchat users can browse the stories over it. The Map shows the location-based stories shared publicly by the users on the app.

Snap Map was launched by the Snapchat back in June 2017 for its users to explore the stories on the basis of the locations. The feature took birth from the Snap’s acquisition of Zenly mapping app. The Snapchatters can also use their Bitmoji to share their current location with fellow users on the app. However, the publicly shared stories over map initially received some criticism due to the risk of revealing the user’s location to others. But, afterward, it became better option to track your friends over the app.

Now, as the company has made the Snap Map available for everyone, you can go and browse the stories. When you land on the map, it will show you nearby shared stories taking your location by default. You can also search other locations you want to browse, the stories will be denoted by heat radar based on the snap activity in that area. By clicking on the stories you can view the shared stories on your computer right away. In Spite of taking the SnapMap to the public, the company didn't share the username on the map to ensures users' safety. However, some users may find it uneasy to share what they are up to with the whole world instead of posting for millions of Snapchat users. In addition, the company reviews all the shared stories before publishing them on the map.

snapmap

While watching any of the stories on the web version of SnapMap you will see an embedded option. This will let you copy the embedded code of the story to include it in your website or post you want to share. You can see how it looks like (as displayed in the below screen) once you use the code.

It is quite clear that Snapchat is aiming to generate more engagement to increase its user base with the latest move. The SnapMap had 30 million of daily users during its launch in June and fell down to just 19 million in September. This obviously worries the company to come up with something interesting and innovative. However, the web version will only be able to catch the attention of potential users who are unaware of location-based Snap stories.

Akash Singh Chauhan
Written By
Akash Singh Chauhan

Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.

Top Companies

InMobi
Singapore
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
Social Media

VSCO

Ariana Johnson 4 min read  

The leading photo-sharing app, Instagram is getting a tough competition from non-other than VSCO app (Visual Supply Company), the photography app for iOS & Android. The company has announced the launch of a feature for private messages so that people could interact more frequently on its network

Social Media

Facebook Will be Coming With Avatars, A Clone Of Snap's Bitmoji

Vikram Khajuria 4 min read  

Facebook is secretly working on the new feature that will enable the users to create their more realistic Avatars. These self-created virtual versions of themselves can be used as emoji in the comments to share emotions more precisely. Facebook users will be allowed to draw a virtual look-alike by d

Social Media

Instagram Is Letting Users Share Feeds Directly To The Stories

Neha Baluni 4 min read  

The new Instagram rollout is more fun for users as they have been given an option to share feeds directly with their stories. The feeds can be shared with their stories directly as stickers. On that news, the company tells, “We’re always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment

Social Media

How Instagram Questions Sticker Is Turning Into An Annoying Clutter

Vikram Khajuria 4 min read  

Instagram may hold the title of most lovable social media platform, but things are getting grimy since the introduction of Questions stocker. Last week, the social media platform dropped a new feature for the users by adding another sticker for their stories. The Instagram ‘Ask Me Anything&rsq