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As we were previously made aware, Snapchat was set to roll out Find Friends improvements and security updates to combat their well-documented security flaws that caused a massive New Years security breach.

The Find Friends improvements were rolled out simultaneously to both Android and iOS and will allow users to opt out of the feature so’s to avoid a breach of the aforementioned magnitude in the future.

Despite the breach, Snapchat’s popularity hasn’t waned at all

Despite the security breach, Snapchat’s popularity hasn’t seemed to have waned at all and many users are even willing to overlook the fact that the company declined to even apologize for the breach at first, though an apology was also released alongside the update. That kind of devotion to the application may be why Facebook and Google saw value in it.

The new update is now available for download on Google Play and iTunes. To access the opt out feature, select the Settings icon from your snap list, then tap on your mobile number. Now simply check or uncheck the option that says Link username to mobile number depending on your preferences.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at