Snapchat to Issue Privacy Warnings

Snapchat to Issue Privacy Warnings

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Snapchat is now taking a small step to taking your privacy seriously. Starting this week, Snapchat will now warn you if another app saves your photo. Snapchatters using third-party apps will be asked to change their passwords; if they refuse, their accounts will be locked, according to cnn.com.

Many internet use feel a  false sense of privacy. Numerous third party apps like SaveSnap, SnapGrab, and SnapSpy offer users the ability to save incoming photos. This is why Snapchat isn’t really private. The whole system has a massive “hole.” It’s the fault of the users for downloading the apps but also Snapchat’s fault for not blocking them entirely, said cnn.com.

In the past, Snapchat has asked users not to use third-party apps. Snapchat also said they asked Apple and Google to block these apps one by one but they still exist On Tuesday the company issued a statement along with their new policy. “Repeat offenders may have their accounts locked permanently,” said Jill Hazelbaker, a Snapchat spokeswoman, according to WCYB.com

Keep in mind though: your buddy can still take a photo of the message with another camera!