Have you ever seen someone post a picture and think, “I wonder where they are?” Snapchat’s Geotag allows a person to post a picture, along with a geotag that is based on his or her location. Starmount High School now has its own geotag.
By enabling location settings, someone can begin using Snapchat geotags. Geotags are a fun and creative way to not only let friends know where a person is, but it also allows the person to add a fun filter to selfies and pictures.
How is a geotag used? Geotags can be used by anyone who is in a specific location that has a geotag. By turning on location settings, anytime a picture is taken on snapchat, a geotag can be used that has been created for the location.
How do people make their own? Geotags can be custom made by anyone by using specific websites. Some may cost money if a person wants to make one for a private location such as a home or a grandmother’s house while others are free like making one for a school or for a restaurant.
How to be safe using geotag? When using a Geotag, people are concerned about being followed because geotags reveal a location. There is no ultimately safe way of using a Geotag unless someone only adds people he or she knows on snapchat.
Opinions on snapchat’s geotag vary. Kadon Renegar stated, “It can increase the vulnerability to being robbed. If you show someone that you are away and they know where you live, then they could possibly come and rob everything you got.”
Anna Pardue on the other hand, said, “I am super excited that Starmount High School has its own geotag.
Katelyn Saner is a member of the Starmount High School Journalism Club.