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How To See Someone’s Location On Snapchat When They Are In Ghost Mode

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You can check someone’s location on Snapchat in Ghost Mode by looking at their snap stories for tagged locations or sending a location request for temporary visibility.
» If you’re unable to find their location through Snapchat, check alternative social media platforms where the user may have shared location-tagged content on their stories for possible insights.

How To See Someone’s Location On Snapchat When They Are In Ghost Mode:

There are the following methods that you must try to see someone’s location on Snapchat:

1. Seeing the Snapchat Stories

When someone is in ghost mode on Snapchat, you won’t be able to see the person’s location on the Snap map of Snapchat. However, if you still want to find the location of the user who’s in ghost mode, you’ll need to use certain indirect methods to get to know about it.

Seeing the Snapchat Stories

If you’re friends with someone on Snapchat, you’ll be able to see their snap stories. Often before posting stories, the users put filters on the snaps which can sometimes show the location of the user where he has clicked the picture.

Therefore, even if the person is in ghost mode, you’ll be able to find the person’s location from the location tagged in the snap story. Thus, you can check the stories of the user to find out his current location. 

Even if you don’t find any location tagged in the snap stories, you can always try to identify the place or the venue on the snap story and then search it up on Google to find the location of the user. 

You can see the snap stories by heading to the stories section of Snapchat and then swiping through the different stories to find the one that you’re searching for. 

2. Requesting Location on Snapchat

When someone is in ghost mode on Snapchat, you can still request the person to share his location with you. This means that the person would be specifically sharing his location with you on the DM and it won’t be visible to anybody else other than you.

The person will stay in ghost mode but for a selected period, you’ll be able to see the live location of the user on the snap map which will be sent to you via DM. 

Therefore, after you send the location request to the person, it’s totally up to the user if he wants to share his location with you or not. If he shares the location, you’ll be able to know his current location but if he doesn’t, you’ll have to move on to other ways to find it out. 

Snapchat allows three different options while sharing live locations. A live location when shared with someone specifically can be shared for 15 minutes, 1 hour, or 8 hours.

While sharing the location, the user would have to make his choice about the time for which he wants to share his live location. After the time is over, the live location that was being shared will end automatically.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Snapchat. 

Step 2: Log in to your account. 

Step 3: Get into your profile page and then click on My Friends

Click to profile icon
Click to My Friend

Step 4: Next, search for the friend’s name and click on it. 

tap on friend

Step 5: It will open the chat screen. Click on the friend’s bitmoji icon that’s at the top left of the chat screen. 

Click on bitimoji

Step 6: It will take you to the profile page of the user. 

Step 7: Click on Share My Live Location.


Step 8: Confirm your account by clicking Choose a duration. 

choose the duration

3. Seeing Stories on Facebook & Instagram

If the user has other social media accounts, you can stalk those to see the stories he uploads from time to time to know about his location. Both on Instagram and Facebook, users can upload stories and most of the time,  they add the location tag along with the time and date.

However, in some situations, the stories are not available to be viewed unless you’re friends with the user on Facebook or follow him on Instagram.

Seeing Stories on Facebook

This happens when the user has a locked or private profile. In that case, you need to first add the user to your friend list or follow list and then stalk the person’s profile after he accepts the friend request or follows request. 

4. Latest Social Media Post

If you don’t find the location on stories, you can stalk the person’s Facebook or Instagram profile to see the latest post. This is another indirect way that can help you find the location of any user. 

Users on Facebook post pictures tagging the location or venue of where it’s clicked. 

Check Timeline for Any Posts1

This helps other users know about their location. 

Even on Instagram, users can add the location tag that’s visible on the top of the picture of any post. This helps in knowing the location of the user. 

5. Asking the Person Directly

You can send a message on Snapchat asking the user about his location details and mention the reason why you’re willing to know about this. Make sure you’re using a polite and clear way of expressing yourself so that you can convince the user to let you know about his location.

If he agrees to reveal his location to you, he may choose to share his live location with you on the snap map too. 

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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