Geotag for Starmount High

Have you ever seen someone post a picture and wonder, “I wonder where they are?” Snapchat’s Geotag allows you to post a picture, along with a geotag that is based on your location.  By enabling your location settings, you can begin using Snapchat geotags. Geotags are a fun and creative way to not only let your friends know where you are, but it also allows you to add a fun filter to your selfies and pictures.  

How do you use a geotag?  Geotags can be used by anyone who is in a specific location that has a geotag.  By turning on your location settings, anytime you take a picture on snapchat, you can use a geotag that has been created for your location.

Daytona Beach Geotag | Photo by Hannah Kaufman
Daytona Beach Geotag | Photo by Hannah Kaufman

How do you make your own?  Geotags can be custom made by anyone by using specific websites.  Some may cost money if you want to make one for a private location such as your home or your grandmother’s house while others are free like making one for a school or for a restaurant.

How do you make your own?  Geotags can be custom made by anyone by using specific websites.  Some may cost money if you want to make one for a private location such as your home or your 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 your location.  There is no ultimately safe way of using a Geotag unless you only add people you know on your snapchat.

SHS Geotag with Katelyn Saner, JoJo Welborn, & Hannah Kaufman (left to right)
SHS Geotag with Katelyn Saner, JoJo Welborn, & Hannah Kaufman (left to right)

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 SHS Journalism Club.

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