By now, you’re probably familiar with Snapchat’s new maps feature. In short, it’s an in-app version of Google Maps, except instead of showing you how to find the annoyingly-out-of-the-way pub your mate has for some reason decided to host their birthday in, it shows you where all your friends are, in the form of their Bitmoji characters. It’s a little creepy, but quite a lot of fun.
From excluding friends from plans, to cheating on your significant other, there’s almost nothing you can get away with so long as you keep your “ghost mode” off.
It’s like Google Maps within an app, and shows you exactly where all your pals are – with a cute Bitmoji. Kinda weird, kinda cool, kinda makes us want to throw away all technology we have ever touched. Look what happened to this guy:
This guy’s pal laid on a beachfront, trying to get a nice snap of some passing ferries – but ended up getting stuck in the mud.
An embarrassing situation in any case – but with the help of Snapchat Maps, within seconds his image was retweeted hundreds of thousands of times. Bitmoji found him, exactly where he lay, and come on, admit it, it’s funny…
The mate sent it round to some other friends, obviously, because it’s hilarious and is exactly what any mate would do in that situation, and a mutual decided to whack the screenshots up on Twitter, where people are loving it.
It’s been retweeted more than 90,000 times, and liked more than 130,000. It’s almost like there’s something inherently funny about terrible things happening to other people. Almost.
You don’t need to worry about Stuck Man, by the way. He was trapped there in the mud for about 45 minutes – which is a long time to be trapped in the mud, isn’t it – but he’s not injured at all. Just very embarrassed (Dave is a pseudonym, not the man’s real name).
If you weren’t sold on the whole idea of Snapchat maps before, then you kind of have to be now. Sorry Dave, have a good weekend.
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