Snapchat threatens to lock user accounts if they use 3rd party apps

Snapchat threatens to lock user accounts if they use 3rd party apps
Snapchat has had a few different troubles when it comes to security, but the most recent issues have been directly attributed to 3rd party applications. In an effort to protect its users, Snapchat has started to send out warning messages to anyone who uses 3rd party apps, and has even threatened to lock user accounts if they continue using unofficial apps.

Many users have reported getting the following message from Snapchat:


After the warning, Snapchat links users to a support page dedicated to the topic, which essentially repeats the same statement, but does add in a serious consequence for ignoring the warning. Snapchat says that it may permanently lock user accounts if they don't stop using 3rd party apps. 

Of course, this isn't a death sentence for 3rd party Snapchat apps. Last month, Snapchat did say that it is working on official APIs, which will allow those apps to make a comeback. We'd hope that those APIs are on the way soon though, because otherwise, there may be some upset developers and users when Snapchat starts to crack down. 

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7 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

It's a smart decision, but will there ever be an end to screenshots.

2. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

good hate it when people use third party apps to screenshot

3. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

BUT what about 6snap ??

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Even that. It's problematic for the WP users.

6. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I'm not sure though because Rudy has cooperated with directly with snapchat before

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Good thing I never got into the Snapchat boat.

7. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Same.. was creeepy

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