Why Can’t I See Someone on Snap Map Anymore?

Snap Map, the cool interactive map on Snapchat is a feature that has critics worry about safety and parents everywhere a little happy.

Which side are you on? Are you a lover or a hater of this cool feature?

why can't i see someone on snap map anymore

When enabled, your friends can see where you are when your bitmoji avatars sit or move over the live map. But hold up! What if suddenly you can’t see someone’s, say, a friend’s bitmoji on the map?

It sounds strange, doesn’t it? Why don’t we discuss why that happens?

Are you ready? Come on, let’s get it!

Why can’t I see someone on Snap Map anymore?

Not being able to see our friend suddenly on an interactive map is perplexing. It seems they were here one moment, and then, poof! What’s happening?

Perhaps the user is hiding in Ghost mode, or there’s just the typical annoying technical glitch. We wonder what sneaky things are hiding our friends from the Snap Map.

Let’s talk about the reasons behind this game of hide-and-seek.

They are on a Snapchat break for 8 long hours

When did you last talk to the person who disappeared on Snap Map? Has it been 8 hours or more?

Well, if you can count the hours, please do! Here’s the scoop: Snap Map likes to keep things fresh. If you don’t open Snapchat for 8 hours or more, you will vanish from Snap Map.

8 hours is too long, so your app takes a break. Snapchat doesn’t update your location in the background. You need to be active on the app so it can track you.

Thus, next time you’re wondering where your friends went, they might just be catching some sleep or important work. Simply ask them to reopen the app, and you should see their bitmoji reappearing on the snap map.

Ghost mode on

The second reason for the Snap Map vanishing puzzle is Ghost mode! We’re guessing that if you can’t spot someone on the map, chances are they’ve enabled this feature.

For those who are unfamiliar, it’s a privacy feature that lets users keep their whereabouts secret from other app users. Not everyone enjoys location sharing and privacy invasion, so using ghost mode is a smart move.

Want to learn how to enable Ghost Mode? Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Click on the Profile icon in the upper left corner of Snapchat to access your profile settings.

Step 2: Select the Snap Map option. Locate and tap the Sharing location option under it.

Step 3: In the My Location page, you have Ghost Mode as the top option. Turn the toggle on.

They have removed you from location viewing

What if folks in your friend group can see your friend’s location but not you? Now, what is the matter? Certainly, the reason is not Ghost mode anymore.

It might hurt, but the person has excluded you from viewing their location. Snapchat does provide options like that.

You have a total of three options: My friends, My friends, except, and Only these friends. It seems like they chose either of the latter two options and didn’t include you, which is why you don’t see them on Snap Map.

It is a no-internet zone where they are

Is your friend visiting their family in the countryside or perhaps somewhere without internet access?

If that’s the case, then it explains why they’re hidden from view on Snap Map. Just to clear the air, until they get reliable internet, you probably won’t see them for the duration of their visit.

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