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Woman’s warning over Snapchat Snap Maps feature after ‘terrifying’ encounter

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A West Australian woman is warning Snapchat users to double-check their location settings after a “terrifying” encounter with a man she hardly knew.

Gemma* wants others, especially parents of young children on the platform, to be aware of how much of their location detail is available after a man she spoke to once tracked her down using the Snap Map function.

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Gemma met the man on a singles Facebook group on Monday and he suggested they add each other on Snapchat to continue talking.

“We were talking nearly all night,” she told 7NEWS.com.au.

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