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Snapchat Snap Map gets Layers; know how to access features

Snapchat Snap Map just got Layers. The company has rolled out Memories Layer and Explore Layer on Snap Map.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 22:03 IST
Snapchat Snap Map Layers announcement comes after the company launched Sound Lenses recently.
Snapchat Snap Map Layers announcement comes after the company launched Sound Lenses recently. (Snapchat)

Earlier this year, Snapchat had announced that it would add a new feature called Layers to its Snap Map in order to make it more socially engaging. Now, the company has rolled out the first two of its Layers on the Snap Map. These Layers are called Memories and Explore.

Using these Snapchat Snap Map layers is easy. For instance, Snapchat Memories Layer enables users to revisit their favourite moments and this can be done simply by pegging them to the places where they happened on the Snap Map. Notably, Snapchat users will only be able to see their own Memories on the Snap Map and not of their friends.

The second Layer is called Snapchat Explore Layers. With this feature, the company is re-imagining the viewport on Snap Map that builds on the Heat Map. Snapchat Explore Layer makes it easier for users to experience other places through photos and videos submitted from Snapchatters around the world.

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What Snapchat users can also do is toggle between Layers to customise the landscape so they see exactly what they're looking for rather than bombarding users with a ton of information that they may not need. Snapchat Layers feature is available on 's Android and iOS-based apps starting today.

It is worth noting that this announcement comes shortly after the company the launch of Sound Lenses following its partnership with Sony Music Entertainment. Sound Lenses are Snapchat Lenses that come with a pre-selected song embedded into the Lens. They transform pictures of anyone to appear as if they are singing a song. The company has also introduced Cameo Sound Lenses -- a type of Sound Lens -- that apply visual effects to put users and their friends as the stars of their own animated music video. Users can distinguish between conventional Lenses from Sound Lenses by looking for Lenses that have a musical note icon on the Lens icon.

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First Published Date: 18 Nov, 12:48 IST
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