Snapchat was initially released in September 2011, eight years ago. Snapchat is one of the most popular social media messaging app with more fun features than other apps.
You can find every age users on Snapchat. From kids, teenagers to adult users using Snapchat because of its unique features. Among different unique features, adding fake location filters or your current location filter is a kind of fun and useful feature on Snapchat.
Still, the Snapchat Geolocation filter is not considered the best geolocation. You can easily understand and use fake locations on your filter to have fun with your friends.
Don’t worry if you don’t understand geolocation or get confused about then I will mention different methods to add fake location filters on Snapchat. I will guide you and present you with the easy steps in this article.
How To Fake Your Location On Snapchat?
Before you run to Snapchat and try changing your location filter, to add fake location filters on Snapchat, you will need to install a new app called ‘Phantom.’ You can also install other apps that help you to fake your location.
To download ‘Phantom’ in your device, you must first install a third-party app called ‘TweakBox.’
Here you go, now you can fake your location filter and have fun with your friends. Follow the step-by-step procedure shown below only after you successfully install Phantom in your device.
- Open Settings of your device.
- Under Settings, find Application Management.
- Tap ‘Phantom‘ app from the app manager.
- Now configure the setting of Phantom as you want.
- After you configure the settings. Now open the Snapchat app.
- After that, go to the location settings.
- And dismiss your Spoof Location.
- Now, change your location. Choose any location from the Map.
- When you choose your new place, keep pressing at the location until the map disappears.
- Finally, you can close the location settings and add fake location filters on Snapchat.
There you go now you can choose any location by yourself as you want. And start sharing your new snaps and filters using fake locations. With this technique, you can also use any geolocation filters just by changing your location.
But take a couple of minutes before you switch your location because if you change your location within a second, then you will have a problem with geolocation filters. You can also close and restart Snapchat if you can’t wait for a minute to change your location.
[Note: Don’t forget to update your Phantom app; otherwise, you may have a problem with the app. The app keeps updating in a short time.]
What Are The Benefits Of Using Fake Location Filters?
For many users, location is not a part of the fun to enjoy a fake location. Many people use Snapchat for personal and business use so, they love to be real. And some user uses fake location because they have to, because of facing some problems on Snapchat.
But those who want to trick their friend by using a fake location then can try this procedure to use a fake location.
Some of the benefits of using fake location are,
- You can try a different location and create a suitable snap.
- You can protect your privacy.
- You can try different filters available according to the location.
- Trick your friends and relatives.
I have a suggestion for those who want to hide their location just because they are facing problems with their privacy. Then they can try alternative ways to protect the location.
Rather than changing your location and adding a fake location, you can also hide your location from Snapchat. How? – follow the steps shown below.
Hide Your Snapchat Location
Suppose, if you are using a fake location in your snaps just because you are fading up with your friends or don’t want to share your location with your friends and relatives. Then, you can hide your Snapchat location.
You can hide your Snapchat location using two methods.
Turn Off Your Device Location (Method 1)
Turning off your device location will help you out to hide your location from Snapchat.
To do so, try this easy and two-step procedure.
- Go to the Location Setting of your device
- and turn off your location
[Note: Method 1 will disable your location from other apps as well. If you don’t want to do so, you can use the Snapchat In-built feature called ‘Ghost Mode.‘]
Hide Snapchat Location Using Ghost Mode (Method 2)
Snapchat provides its feature called ‘Ghost Mode‘ for its users to disable location on Snapchat.
Ghost Mode helps you to hide your location from Snapchat. You can choose a particular friend, group, or all of your Snapchat friends and select duration to hide your location. Try this!
Go to the link to know: How to Enable and Disable Ghost Mode?
Disadvantages of Using Fake Location on Snapchat
Every alternative app has some issues and disadvantages. Similarly, using a third party is against the app policies, until the app authorizes it. And the process mentioned above is jailbreaking your phone, this may cause a problem. Let’s look at some disadvantages of using a third-party app.
- Your phone software may misbehave.
- Using a fake location is considered a fake/fraud account itself. Your account will not be regarded as a real account.
- People may misuse fake locations, which may lead to fraud and sometimes even crime.
- After you jailbreak your device, your device warranty will not work.
In this article, I have guided you on all essential topics like Fake your location, Alternative to using the third-party app, Hide your location, and Pros/Cons of using the third-party app.
Before following any steps to the title, you should know about the benefits and disadvantages of using fake locations and third-party apps because we care for you and your device, third-party apps might put your device at risk.
So at your own risk, now you can add fake location filters and have fun with it.
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