How To Stop Friends From Requesting Your Location On Snapchat

Last Updated: October 3, 2018

Snapchat has made it possible to share your live location with your friends on an individual basis much like WhatsApp live location sharing. Moreover, they have also given an option to request the location of a friend in the chat if desired. In case you request the location of a friend they will receive a request in chat. If they accept or approve your request then you will be able to see their location on the Snap Map. Because of the availability of ‘Request Location’ option you might get a lot of unwanted location requests. To prevent that from happening Snapchat has given an option to disable location requests from friends. Here in this tutorial, we share the method to use that setting so that you can stop friends from requesting your location on Snapchat.

 Turn Off Location Requests On Snapchat

The steps are the same for both Android and iOS.

Note: I have used the screenshots from my iPhone 6 here.

1. Open Snapchat and go to your profile screen. You can do so by tapping on your Bitmoji or ghost icon at the top left. In case you have an active story then you will see your story thumbnail there.

2. On your profile screen, tap on the gear icon at the top right.

Disable Location Requests On Snapchat

3. Now, scroll down until you See Who Can… section. Tap on See My Location under that.

4. Finally, toggle the Allow friends to request my location switch to Off.

stop friends from requesting your location on Snapchat

That will do the job.

In future, if you want the location requests can be turned on from the same place.

Prevent Or Block Friends From Requesting Your Location On Snapchat

If you don’t want your friends to send you location requests then you can simply turn them off as mentioned above. Even if you disable location requests you can still request the location of your friends provided they haven’t disabled it. What is it gonna be for you? Are you going to allow location requests or turn them off? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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