Snapchat Updates Android & iOS Apps With New Security Features, And Finally Says Sorry For December Data Breach


It’s taken some sound and fury but Snapchat has finally said sorry for its December data breach which saw 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers leaked.

In a blog post today, Snapchat confirmed it has updated its Android and iOS apps to allow users to opt out of the Find Friends functionality which harvests the data that was leaked. It also notes that the new version of the feature requires new users to verify their phone number before using it.

Here’s the blog post in full:

Find Friends Improvements

This morning we released a Snapchat update for Android and iOS that improves Find Friends functionality and allows Snapchatters to opt-out of linking their phone number with their username. This option is available in Settings > Mobile #.

This update also requires new Snapchatters to verify their phone number before using the Find Friends service.

Our team continues to make improvements…

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