Snapchat Hit By Spam Over The Weekend, Is Looking Into It


Snapchat updated its mobile apps last week after it was affected by a major security breach, and over the past few days, users have been getting spam.

Called “Snap Spam,” the social network apologized in an official blog post today:

We’ve heard some complaints over the weekend about an increase in Snap Spam on our service. We want to apologize for any unwanted Snaps and let you know our team is working on resolving the issue. As far as we know, this is unrelated to the Find Friends issue we experienced over the holidays.

Yesterday, CEO Evan Spiegel also said it had nothing to do with the recent security breach, and recommended users update their settings:

The setting Spiegel is referring to can be found in settings under “Send Me Snaps.”

Titled, “Who is allowed to send me Snaps?,” setting it to “My Friends” make it so that not just anyone can send you a message.

Snapchat says it will keep users posted on the increase in spam, and for now, says “it is the consequence of a quickly growing service.”

Kokou Adzo

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