Snapchat’s newest feature adds an extra layer to their existing Snap Map feature by allowing users to get directions to their friend’s exact location. It pairs with Apple Maps and Google Maps apps, which show how long it would take someone to walk, drive, or use public transport to reach the address. Essentially – with the click of a few buttons, anyone is able to gain access to your workplace, school, or home address and the fastest route to get there.
‘Meet Up’ is accessed by visiting a user’s profile to look at their location on Snap Map (a feature that is on by default). Once on the map, a user can access Meet Up by pressing the user’s Bitmoji (a cartoon version of the user that appears on their live location on the map) and choosing directions from either Apple or Google Maps.
There has been wide spread backlash at the release of this feature from people of all ages online, with many labeling it as ‘creepy’ and warning others of its existence.