Snapchat’s Snap Map comes to the web, including in embeddable form

TechCrunch | 2/12/2018 | Darrell Etherington
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The Snap Map is a feature that received a mixed response when it landed in the Snapchat app, since it basically let you see where all your friends on the platform were at any given time – provided they were okay with sharing that info. Now, there’s a version of Snap Map available for anyone to view on the web, but it’s less about checking out where your pals are at, and more about media companies using it as an interactive heatmap for real-time content.

The web-based map features public stories from Snap Map, for the first time accessible outside of the app itself in a web-based overhead map view. Users can browse the map, and click on any available bubble to view the public story posted from that place (of course, being in Canada the first one I clicked on was from a junior hockey game).

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It’s a pretty neat way to check out any major events taking place nearby, including New York Fashion week, a host of sports games, and even the Monster Jam monster truck rally in Pittsburgh, apparently.

Snap is also hoping this will become a resource for...
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