Snapchat users are warned about a 'creepy feature' that leaks information about your location

The users of the social media platform Snapchat have been warned about an "creepy" update. 

The update allows users on Snapchat to trace users to their street addresses 

and also tells users how long it will take to get there. "Snap Map," the "Snap Map

update has caused privacy and safety issues in professionals and parents.

In March an 16-year-old girl suffered sexual assault in Brighton, England, 

, after an incident was discovered by gatecrashers who utilized the map feature. 

Expert in cyber security Jordan Foster has warned parents about the potential impact that such information can be able to have.

This "Snap Map" update can be deactivated by choosing "Ghost Mode" in the application's settings.

This week Snapchat has launched "Snapchat+" A subscription service that allows users to browse the