Jul 05, 2022
Fury over new Snapchat ‘ghost trails’ feature that ‘exposes your location’
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SNAPCHAT has launched a new location tracking feature – and users are not happy about it.
Last week, Snap Inc. launched a new subscription plan for Snapchat that lets users access exclusive features.1Snapchat has launched a new location tracking feature – and users are not happy about it.Credit: YoutTube/Stories With MJ
Dubbed Snapchat Plus, the subscription is priced at $3.99 a month and is geared toward "the most passionate members of [the Snap] community."
Users who opt for the paid service will not only get to use exclusive tools but will also have access to universal features earlier than the rest of the Snapchat community.
Some of the exclusive tools include the ability to see who rewatched your story, pin close friends to the top of your chat, and customize the app icon.
However, the feature making the most waves is Ghost Trails, with many calling it "dangerous", per HITC.Read More On SnapchatSNAP BILL Snapchat will start CHARGING users as plans for monthly subscription fee revealedTIME-LIMIT All you need to know about Snapchat's delete after 24 hours setting What is 'Ghost Trails'?
Ghost Trails is an exclusive feature available only to Snapchat’s new paid subscription users.
It lets people see where their friends have been in the past 24 hours.
Basically, if someone has their location visible, others can track their movements from one location to another via Snapchat Map.Most read in News TechHOLEY HELL Inside horrifying world of 15,000mph 'space debris' that can blow holes in ISSSOLAR STRIKE Geomagnetic storm caused by 'CYCLOPS hole in Sun' could affect power gridsART SMARTS Can you solve '10 pencil' riddle in 10 seconds? Your 'brain type' may explain itSTART IT UP Hadron Collider RESTARTING after 3 years sparks Doomsday conspiracies
What's more, the tool also displays a yellow trail that details which route a person took to get from point A to B.Snapchat users are not happy
Many Snapchat users have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the new features – and they're not pleased.
"Snapchat unveiled a subscription plan and their Ghost Trails feature is a little…disturbing," one Twitter user wrote.
A second person said: "Snapchat ghost trails. WHY?? I can see no healthy reason for wanting to know exactly where someone has been in the last day."
"It's just making it easier for abusers to stalk and control their victim's movements, making it harder to get help," they added, before asking Snapchat to remove this feature "immediately".
"The new 'ghost trails' is so dangerous and stupid lol so many women are going to get hurt or killed [because] of this," a third Twitter user remarked.How to turn off your location
If you want to make sure that no one can track your movements on Snapchat, you can enable 'Ghost Mode'.
This means that your Bitmoji will no longer be visible on the Snapchat Map and no one can see your location.
To do this, go to Snapchat Map and press the icon in the top right-hand corner to bring up the settings.Read More On The SunSCRAMBLED EGGS I'm a mom of twins who are only half-sisters - even doctors are blown awayHOLEY HELL Crazy conspiracy theory warns CERN will open 'demonic portals' with test today
Once there, toggle on 'Ghost Mode'.
You also have the option to share your location and Ghost Trail with only certain friends by tapping the 'My Friends Except' or 'Only These Friends' options.
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You could have the eyes of a real hunter if you spot the deer hiding in the wilderness in less than 10 seconds
READERS will need the eyes of a real hunter to be able to spot the deer hiding in the wilderness in under 10 seconds.
The brief clip was posted on TikTok and soon had viewers in a spin.2TikTok users were challenged to spot the deer in this nightcam footageCredit: Tiktok/@american_sportsman_tv
The nightcam footage shows two cheeky raccoons nibbling away on food in the foreground.
However, users were challenged to spot a prying deer – which blends seamlessly into its surroundings.
The voiceover says: “Only pro hunters can spot the deer.”
The clip picked up a more than 1,000 likes and 100 comments as frustrated viewers reacted online.Read more on optical illusionsTROT THE HELL? Mind-bending video 'shows horses walking on WATER' - can you work it out?MUGGED OFF You have the eyes of a hawk if you can spot the empty mug in less than five secs
“I don't see no dear I see two raccoons though,” one wrote.
“There is no deer,” a second claimed.
A brazen third said: “Found in 1.5 sec and I have never hunted animals.”
As a fourth added: “Easy give us a harder one.”Most read in LifestyleCHEAP BUT FANCY I’m a Dollar tree superfan - 5 genius ways to use their $1.25 cratesMUM'S THE WORD The reason Khloe Kardashian & Kylie Jenner are so private about their kidsSUMMER STYLE I have 34DD boobs - 6 dresses I found on Amazon including one for just $10TUMMY TROUBLES I'm a fashion expert & women with big tummies ALWAYS make the same mistakes
Viewers that are struggling to find the deer should cast their attention to the left-hand of the video near the bushes.
You can scroll down to the bottom for the answer.
TikTok users were previously baffled by the whereabouts of another deer, hidden in a beautiful woodland scene.
A 12-second clip shows a breath-taking landscape of grasslands and trees before honing on the spot where a deer is hiding.
As the camera zooms in, eagle-eyed viewers were guided towards a small patch of land with overhanging branches from surrounding trees.
But can you spot the deer poking up through the tall grass and relaxing in the shade?
Meanwhile, users were also challenged to spot a sneaky cheetah perfectly camouflaged as it stalks its prey.
Wildlife photographer Richard Costin, 40, captured the extraordinary animal ambush on camera after tracking the big cat for several days.
He had shadowed the speedy predator in hopes of observing its hunting techniques.2The prying deer is ringed in redCredit: Tiktok/@american_sportsman_tv