How to Fake Location on Snapchat Map (iOS & Android)

  1. Published on Jan 14, 2022
  2. Updated on Jan 17, 2022
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Snapchat is by far one of the most popular social media apps, because of the wide range of features that you have access to.

One of the many features that can improve its function is the Snapchat map feature.

This feature is designed to give Snapchat users the unique ability to see nearby users and view the location of their Snapchat contacts on a map.

As useful as this feature can be, it has also generated a lot of debate surrounding privacy violations.

So, users have been looking for ways to protect their privacy by preventing the Snapchat Map from sharing their location.

One way to do that is to fake your location on the Snapchat map. In this article, we will show you how you can do that.

What Is Snapchat Map?

A Snapchat map is essentially a map that allows users to see snaps from a particular location as they go through the locations on a map.

It allows you to see snap stories and other events on a map. In this way, the Snapchat map can give you access to events easily since it will often display the volume of snaps, events, and stories happening in the area.

You may also be able to see the location of your friends on the Snapchat Map. The geo-filters allow you to share the location of your snaps, events, and stories to make them more engaging and fun.

What Is Snapchat Map

Who Can See your Location on Snapchat Map?

If you have shared your location with any of your friends on Snapchat, they may be able to see your location.

You have the option to choose who sees your location on the Snapchat Map as well as whether or not you want to share your location at all.  

You can change the share settings or disable this feature completely using the Ghost Mode as we shall see shortly.

How to Fake Location on Snapchat Map

If you would like to retain the benefits of using the Snapchat Map, but you don’t want others to be able to determine your actual location, you can choose to fake the location on Snapchat.

Fake Location on Snapchat Map for iOS Device

To fake location of Snapchat map on iOS device, you can use MockGo, a location spoofing tool designed to easily change the location on your device.

This program is very easy to use: just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Download and install MockGo on your computer. Open it and then connect the iOS device to the computer using USB cables.

Step 2: Tap “Trust” on your device to allow the program to detect and recognize the connected device.

connect your iOS device to the computer

Step 3: In the next interface, click on the “Teleport Mode” icon.

choose teleport mode

Step 4: Then use the search box to enter the new location that you would like to use. You can zoom in and out of the map as desired to further refine the location.

 search for a location

Step 5: Select the location and click on “Move Here” to change the location of the iOS device to the newly selected location.

click Move Here to teleport the GPS

location teleported

This will change the location on all location-based apps on your device including Snapchat.

Fake Location on Snapchat Map for Android

Faking the GPS location on Android devices is much easier since it can be easily accomplished using easily accessible apps.

These apps can be downloaded directly onto the device and are very easy to use. There are many such apps: some free and some paid.

For the purposes of this tutorial, we will be using the Fake GPS Location app.

Step 1: Go to the Play Store on your device, find the Fake GPS Location app, and install it on your device.

Step 2: The next step is to enable developer options on your device. To do that, go to Settings > System > About Phone > Software Info and then tap on “Build Number” 7 times. You may need to enter the device’s passcode.

Once this is done, you should be able to access the developer settings by going to Settings > System > Developer Options. If “Developer” is not enabled, turn it on.

Step 3: To allow the device to start using the Fake GPS Location app as its primary GPS device, go to Settings > System > Developer Options. Scroll down to tap “Select Mock Location App” and choose the Fake GPS Location app.

Select Mock Location App

Step 4: Now you can easily change the location on the Snapchat Map. To do that, open the Fake GPS Location app, use the map to find the new location you’d like to use, and then tap on the “Play” button to start using the new location.

Fake Location on Snapchat Map for Android

You Can Also Choose to Hide Location in Snapchat Map

If you would rather not change the location on your device, you can choose to hide your location on the Snapchat Map.

This can be an ideal solution if you need your location for other apps and purposes. Here’s how to do that:

  • Step 1: Open Snapchat on your device and click on the “Profile” icon at the top-left corner.
  • Step 2: Tap on “Settings” in the top right.
  • Step 3: In the “Who Can…” section tap on “See My Location.”
  • Step 4: Then tap on “Ghost Mode” to enable it and your location will be hidden from all Snapchat users.

Hide Location in Snapchat Map

Once this is done, your location will appear as a blue and white ghost, indicating that it is private.

Other Snapchat users will also not be able to access your location. If you want then to see your location again, follow the steps above to disable Ghost Mode.

Verdict

The Snapchat Map and geo-filters definitely make using Snapchat more fun, but for those who value their privacy, they can also be a nuisance they’d rather not deal with.

But as we have seen above, you have several options when looking for ways to protect your privacy and keep the Snapchat Map from broadcasting your location to others when you don’t want to.

These solutions give you the ability to choose when and where you can share your location.

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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