Snapchat Adds Snap Map, a New Way to See What Friends are Doing

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Snap has added a new feature to its app, Snapchat.

“Snap Map” allows you to see your friends’ location in the form of their Bitmoji. The cartoon-like map allows users to show off where they are, as well as what they are doing—their Stories will be accessible from the map, too.

“We’ve built a whole new way to explore the world,” says Snapchat.

“In a lot of ways, we’re taking what a map is and turning it upside down,” Jack Brody, a product designer at Snap, told Refinery29. “This map isn’t about where am I, it’s about where are my friends and what are they up to? It’s not about figuring out how to get to your destination, but about discovering where you want to go.”

Earlier this week, Snap landed a deal with Time Warner, which will see the latter develop scripted shows for Snapchat. The deal is valued at $100 million.

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