How to Spoof Your Location Displayed in Snapchat Map

Snapchat’s location-sharing feature Snap Map allows users to share their locations with friends. However, some users may wish to hide or spoof their location for privacy reasons. Here are some methods to spoof your location on Snapchat Map.

Why Spoof Location on Snapchat

There are several reasons why you may want to spoof your location on Snapchat:

  • Privacy – To prevent Snapchat friends from knowing your actual location
  • Access geofilters from other locations – Snapchat has special geofilters for different locations that you can access by spoofing your GPS location
  • Prank friends – Make them think you are in another city or country

Methods to Spoof Snapchat Location

1. Use a VPN

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows you to change your IP address and appear to be accessing the internet from another location.

To spoof your location on Snapchat using a VPN:

  • Sign up for a reliable VPN service like NordVPN or ExpressVPN
  • Connect to a server in your desired spoofed location
  • Launch Snapchat – your location should now match the VPN server location
  • Friends will think you are posting snaps from that city/country

Pros: Simple to use, works on both iOS and Android devices

Cons: Need to pay for a premium VPN account

2. Use Location Spoofing Apps

There are some third party apps like Fake GPS Location that allow you to manually set a fake GPS location. The steps are:

  • Download and install a location spoofing app
  • Allow mock locations in your device settings
  • Open the app and search/select your desired fake location
  • Tap on the map to drop a pin at that spot
  • Return to Snapchat – your location will now show the spoofed place

Some good location fakers for iOS and Android are Fake GPS Location, Location Spoofer Free.

Pros: Free options available. Lets you manually set any location.

Cons: Can be complex, risks account ban if detected.

3. Turn Off Snapchat Location Sharing

You can simply turn off location sharing in your Snapchat privacy settings:

  • Open Snapchat and tap your profile icon
  • Go to Settings > See My Location
  • Toggle on Ghost Mode – this will disable sharing your location with anyone

Now your friends won’t be able to see your location at all on Snap Map.

Pros: Simple, keeps your location fully private

Cons: Doesn’t let you spoof or fake a location

Avoid Getting Banned

When spoofing your location, be careful not to make it too obvious that you are faking your GPS coordinates. Things like:

  • Constantly teleporting to distant places
  • Traveling at unrealistic speeds
  • Having snaps in multiple distant locations within minutes

Can trigger Snapchat’s fraud detection and get your account banned. To stay safe:

  • Stick to locations close to your actual location
  • Maintain a realistic movement speed when spoofing
  • Don’t switch locations too frequently


  • Snap Map is a cool way to share your location and see what friends are up to
  • You may wish to hide or spoof your location for privacy reasons
  • Using a VPN or location spoofing apps lets you fake your GPS data
  • Completely turning off location sharing also keeps your location private
  • Take care to spoof carefully and toggle settings to avoid getting banned

By following these methods, you can safely spoof or hide your location on Snapchat Map. Change locations mindfully, don’t make it too obvious, and toggle settings to be private when needed.