Microsoft Removes All Third Social gathering Snapchat Apps From The Home windows Telephone Retailer
Snapchat confirmed in November that it might crack down on all third get together apps, and now the ax has fallen on the Home windows Telephone app retailer, which not accommodates any third celebration apps as Home windows Central studies.
The U.S. firm doesn’t have an official app for Home windows Telephone, so meaning anybody who owns a telephone operating the Microsoft OS can’t obtain a Snapchat suitable app. People who have already got one — comparable to 6snap, the preferred choice — are additionally having their accounts locked for utilizing a 3rd-social gathering app. That’s one other safety measure that Snapchat promised final month to implement.
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Tweets from Rudy Huyn, who developed 6snap, recommend that Snapchat itself has instructed Microsoft to take away the apps, however we contacted each corporations to verify that.
Huyn stated he’ll “work intently with Microsoft now to persuade Snapchat to vary its thoughts,” however the U.S. firm is taking a zero tolerance strategy to 3rd celebration apps after two of them have been blamed for leaking tens of millions of customers’ IDs and passwords.
The ban on third events might not final for too lengthy, nevertheless. We all know that Snapchat is engaged on constructing a cellular messaging platform, and that would imply that it lastly releases an official API to permit third events to hook up with its service whereas offering elevated safety for consumer privateness.
That stated, the corporate just lately launched video promoting so maintaining its service freed from third social gathering apps on all units provides it absolute management over concentrating on its consumer base with advertisements, thus probably maximizing its worth to advertisers.
None of this implies a lot for Snapchat followers on Home windows Telephone, who’ve by no means had an official app and now don’t even have unofficial ones. Such are the issues of being a ‘third’ platform in at present’s iOS-Android dominated world.