News

Snapchat May Allow Connected Apps The Access To User Data

Similar feature appeared in the beta version of the app

Snapchat New Update

Snapchat is reportedly planning to allow more connected apps and third-party apps the access to users data. The rollout in the beta version is believed to offer some or complete access to users’ data to the third-party applications. In the latest beta release, a new Connected Apps tab is found in the settings page, which directly tells about company's upcoming plans. However, the control will remain to users as they could decide which app they want to grant the access to. The screen of the beta release simply reads: “These apps are connected to your Snapchat account. Choose an app to control what it has access to.”

Snapchat may have chosen a bad time to even work on such settings as the fumes of the Cambridge Analytica scandal are still blazing. The scandal is believed to done a serious damage to not only the Facebook users’ count but also to the brand image of the company.

Snapchat’s new setting screen is most likely to appear like the ones found on popular social media sites including Facebook, Google, and Twitter as well. The screens of these networking sites allow people to control the third-party access. The Snapchat app currently allows Bitmoji app to access Snapchat accounts owing to the fact that it owns the app. Snap also shares partnership with Shazam app that allows users to identify, send, and discover music and send them as snaps to friends.

Talking about other elements that Snapchat has recently added into its application, some features are really exciting. The recently introduced Map explorer tool is worth mentioning. Custom face lenses is another feature that needs mentioning to the innovative Snapchat feature list. Talking about the currently roll out, the changes have only been made into the beta, which might not make their way to the application in reality.

However, if beta does go ahead, it will allow easy access to third-party applications to users Snap account. This may involve the risk of letting the users’ data easily go into the hands of more companies other than the third-party apps.

Manish
Written By
Manish

With a mixture of literature, cinema, and photography, Manish is mostly traveling. When he is not, he is probably writing another tech news for you!

Want To Hire The Best Service Provider?
MobileAppDaily will help you explore the best service providers depending on your vision, budget, project requirements and industry. Get in touch and create a list of best-suited companies for your needs.
News

Google Launches Chrome 66 With Media Autoplay Advancements And Security Features

4 min read  

Google finally started rolling out Chrome 66 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, the update is available for the users starting from today. After months of work on Chrome 66, the search giant has released the new version of the web browser with new features. The latest Chrome version includes the media aut

News

Blossom Capital Raises $85 Million, Aims to Invest In Europe’s Early Tech Startups

4 min read  

The venture capital firm, Blossom Capital new funding reached $85 million. Blossom is one of Europe’s most diverse VC firms and their expertise partners have helped to build reputed names in tech world like Facebook, Deliveroo and Klarna.VC Firm is headquartered in London and was founded b

News

Apple Cancelling The iPhone X And Its Cheapest iPhone

4 min read  

The latest Apple leak reveals more information about the cancellation of iPhone X and its most budget-friendly model. According to the report leaked by KGI’s popular analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo Apple is taking down it's another iPhone model with iPhone X this year. Along with this Kuo also share

News

Apple iTunes Eventually Make Its Way Into Windows Store

4 min read  

Just before the Microsoft's BUILD 2018 conference, the company has simply followed through a promise made last year, Apple iTunes is, at last, going to the Windows Store. The software was initially expected to land before the finish of 2017, however, it took somewhat longer than anticipated earl

MAD Originals
MAD Originals

Cut to the chase content that’s credible, insightful & actionable.

Get the latest mashup of the App Industry Exclusively Inboxed

  • PRODUCTS
  • SERVICES
  • BOTH
Join our expansive network, build connections and expand your brand presence.