We knew it was coming after the photo leaks and account compromises that have occurred lately, and now it’s official: Snapchat is taking the next step to safeguard users and is declaring war on 3rd-party apps.
What does this mean? It means that if you’re still using a third-party app with your Snapchat account, Snapchat will prompt you to change your username and password to keep your account secure and will advise you to stop using the offending application.
“we’ll ask Snapchatters to change their password and stop using unauthorized apps”
We’ve enjoyed some of the ways that developers have tried to make Snapchat better, the company said on its blog. Unfortunately, some developers build services that trick Snapchatters and compromise their accounts.
We want to prevent that from happening in our community. Starting today, we will notify Snapchatters when we have detected that they may be using third-party apps and we’ll ask those Snapchatters to change their password and stop using unauthorized apps.
So will all 3rd party apps be affected? It’s not clear, nor is it clear if there will be some whitelisted apps provided by Snapchat. It’s also not clear whether or not Snapchat will be providing a public API for use by developers.
What is clear, though, is that the company wants to make sure apps like Snapsaved, which was compromised last month, have little or no access to Snapchat accounts.
Do you still use a third-party app with your Snapchat account?