Snapchat might join the data-sharing party by introducing the "Connected Apps" tab

Snapchat might join the data-sharing party by introducing the
The privacy controversy surrounding Facebook has made a ton of users opt out of the social media and for a good reason – who would want to have their data leaked and used without permission? You might also agree that this is maybe the worst time for a social media to introduce a data-sharing feature. Not if you're Snapchat, though.

Apparently, the social media is preparing to launch a "Connected Apps" tab in its Settings page. It will allow you to manage the various apps connected to your Snapchat account. The feature has been spotted in Snapchat's beta client and we don't know when it will be released. Nothing threatening, you might say, but connecting your Snapchat account may also expose your personal information to third parties and we already know what happened to Facebook...

Snapchat currently has integrated connectivity with only two apps – Bitmoji, which Snap actually owns, and Shazam. You can enter with your Snapchat account in both Bitmoji and Shazam, which is always a neat option. However, considering the Facebook scandal, it might not be the best time to introduce such an option, as it may not be as well received as Snap hopes. Considering Snapchat has also been involved in some controversy lately, it must tread carefully.

source: Mashable



1. lyndon420

Posts: 6830; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Oh good lord. All we're gonna hear now this year is 'data-mining' and 'data-sharing' it's something new and suddenly horrible?? Honestly...who here thinks their info has been 100% safe and secure with their choice of operating system / social media / TECH SITE?? I visit questionable websites, not gonna lie, but the only time my browser gets hijacked is when I visit 1PH0N3AR3NA...just saying. Used to be for flight discounts to god-knows-where, and now it's spin-to-win-money scams. Knock it off...please?? Dumped all other social media...maybe I'm not done cleaning house...

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