Snapchat has now announced the launch of their location-based stickers which will be available only in certain specific cities around the world. These location based stickers of Snapchat are called Geostickers.
The Geostickers are available in cities like Washington DC, Honolulu, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, Sao Paulo, London, Sydney, and Riyadh and in Saudi Arabia.
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How does it work?
Each of the stickers are based on each of the 10 cities mentioned above. And so the sticker can be activated only when the users is in that particular city. The stickers can be sent to friends or can be added to the Snaps. These Geostickers can also be used while chatting. To use these stickers the user needs to have his or her location enabled.
The Geostickers have been created for some of the biggest and most popular cities in the world. The stickers will represent different cities, for which they have been designed. For the time being the Geostickers are available only for the above mentioned cities, but in the future the company aims on adding more cities to the list.
Snapchat announced the launch of the Geostickers just after their announcement of integration with Bitmoji. Bitmoji is a platform that allows people to make customized emojis which look like the person who has created them. This integration will allow the Snapchat user to connect to their Bitmoji account and use their customized emojis in their Snapchat account.
Also just before the launch of the Geostickers, Instagram launched their new stories feature. Many are of the view that this launch of Instagram is targeted towards attracting the Snapchat users to Instagram.
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Before the launch of the Geostickers, Snapchat already has another location based feature called goe filter. These filters are available and change from place to place, based on your location. These filters can be added to your pictures and videos. This feature of Snapchat has been accepted well, and now one has to wait and see that how Geostickers are accepted by the users of the application. Snapchat is also working on coming up with more interesting and attractive features for its users.