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SIOUX CITY | The Sioux City Police Department wants parents with children who use Snapchat to be aware that a new update to the popular photo-sharing app could be telling other users exactly where their children are. 

A news release issued Wednesday warned the most recent update includes a "Snap Map" feature that allows users to view exact locations of their friends. Zooming in enough can show a house and its layout along a street, the release said. 

Police said the new feature can be disabled. 

"If your children use Snapchat, please check to ensure they have their location set to Ghost mode, that way no one can see where they are," the release said. 

Police said users can set the app to "Ghost" mode by updating the app, going to "selfie" mode on the camera and zooming out, then changing who can see your location.

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