We have been made aware of a new, high-risk feature Snapchat have added to their app. The feature, called ‘Meet Up’ involves the ability to integrate Google Maps & Apple Maps into the Snapchat maps feature (Snap Map) to get precise directions to a friend’s location without any warning or notification. Our online safety experts have created this Safeguarding Alert help you understand the risks of this feature and how to mitigate them.
We understand that safeguarding alerts can invoke many feelings for lots of different reasons. It’s important as you read this email to pause, remain calm, and use our guidance and practical advice below to plan your response.