Snapchat really put the size of the national student walkouts into perspective.
Snapchat's Snap Map is helping users around the world visualize the massive movement protesting US gun violence that is being led by high-school students.
That dotted map is the result of 3,000 protests nationwide. The protests, which took the form of walkouts from school, were organized in response to the mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.
Snapchat's popular Snap Map feature lets users locate friends and events on a map, with a heat map for context, and then lets you tap for footage. Similar screenshots of the Map feature were shared when South Florida students organized walkouts in February in honor of the victims.
Using crowdsourcing, Snapchat's Map helps show observers the moment's impact in a way news broadcasts may not be able to.