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How to Add a Location on Snapchat

Snapchat has lots of cool features, and one that’s kinda tucked away lets you add nearby places to your snaps. It’s like giving your friends a heads-up about where you are or what’s on your mind without typing anything. Whether it’s telling them about a cool restaurant you’re eyeing or just saying you’re at the doctor’s, it’s super easy to drop these locations into your snaps.

The app for Android and iOS support adding a Snapchat location filter or sticker. Below are directions for how to add a location on Snapchat using both techniques.

How to Add a Snapchat Location on Android

There’s a location sticker in Snapchat that you can plop right on top of your images or videos. Here’s where to find it to quickly add a location to your Android snaps:

  1. Capture your snap. Do this by either tapping the shutter button or using the image picker to select an existing file on your device.
  2. Tap the sticker icon from the menu on the right.
  3. Choose Location.
  4. Pick a suggested location or search for one manually.
  5. That’s it! You can tap the location sticker to change its style before you send it off.

The location sticker on a snap on Android

How to Add a Snapchat Location on iPhone

The same Snapchat sticker available on Android is accessible on iPhone and iPad. Here’s how to use the Snapchat location sticker on iOS or iPadOS:

  1. Create your snap.
  2. On the menu to the right, select the sticker icon.
  3. Select Location.
  4. Select a location from the list, or use the search bar to find a different one.
  5. Adjust the sticker however you wish, or tap it to cycle through different styles.
  6. Tap Send To to decide who to share your location snap with.

How to Add Snapchat Location Using Filters

The Snapchat location filter is another way to show off a nearby location in Snapchat. This works the exact same way on Android, iPhone, and iPad.

Android Directions

  1. Make your snap like you normally would.
  2. Swipe to the right until you find the location symbol.
  3. Tap the location it finds to change it, or leave it as is.
  4. You can drag the location name up and down the screen if you wish.

The Snapchat location filter for Android

iPhone Directions

  1. Take a picture or video.
  2. Swipe right until you find the location filter.
  3. A location is chosen for you automatically. Tap it if you want to change it.
  4. You’re done! You’ve added a location on Snapchat.

How to Enable/Disable Location Filters

The Snapchat location filter only works when location services are turned on through your device settings. Here’s how to enable or disable location filters on Snapchat by managing the app’s permission to use your location:

Android Directions

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to Apps > Snapchat.
    Snapchat listed in Android settings
  3. Tap Permissions > Location.
  4. Pick an option. For example, tap Allow all the time to enable the location filter.
    Snapchat location permissions on Android

iPhone Directions

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Snapchat from the list of apps.
  3. Select Location.
  4. Choose Always or While Using the App to turn on the Snapchat location filter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell if someone checked your Snapchat location?

No. There aren’t any options within the Snapchat app to see who viewed your location. Switch to the Map tab, tap the settings button, and then toggle Ghost Mode if you want to hide your Snapchat location.

What happened to Snapchat Geofilters?

Snapchat’s On-Demand Geofilters were discontinued on February 10, 2023.

Can I see my location history on Snapchat?

One way to track your own location history in Snapchat is through the Map. Switch to the Map tab and then swipe over to Visited. Tap that button to see all the places you’ve snapped.

How do you share your location in Snapchat?

One way Snapchat supports location sharing is through DMs with groups or individuals. When you’re in a conversation, tap the plus sign and then select Current Location to share your location with your friend. Or, choose Share Live Location so they can watch your location update in real time.

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