Snapchat started testing Foursquare-like Location Check-ins


Snapchat is trying hard to give a tough competition to Instagram in terms of availability of new handy features. And now, Snapchat has started testing a new feature called Status in Snap Maps which let you to check into the places and also let you share your status with your friends via Bitmoji characters.

This feature is first reported by well-known code detective Jane Manchun Wong who first observed that Snapchat is testing a Status feature. Using this feature, you can indicate what actually you are doing at a specific location like Hanging with friends, Working on Laptop, Surfing, etc. Cool, Isn’t it?

Prior to this, Snapchat has already had the Snap Map feature which let you to share your Status with randomly selected Bitmoji which indicate your current time and place. But now, if the tests remain successful, you can share your exact work which you are doing.

If you get this feature available to you, you can use it by simply opening the Snap Map in the Snapchat app. After that, just hit on Status button located at the bottom left corner. Next, Select your location from your nearby places or just enter your desired location. Now, you’ll see a list of Bitmoji depending on your current location. Just select your best-suited emoji and share with your friends.

Now, your status will be shared with your friends and will be available until you leave your current location or you delete it manually. As of now, this feature is only available for few users worldwide as it is testing now by the company. Mainly, it available for Australian users. So, if you belong to the Australian region, make sure to check it out your Snapchat app regarding the availability of this feature. However, once the tests will be finished it will be released worldwide.

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