Photo-messaging service Snapchat will, from today, notify users if it is detected that they are using third-party apps and will ask those users to change their password.
The company previously warned against using third-party apps after an external website, Snapsaved.com, was compromised. This led to hundreds of thousands of Snapchat images being leaked online. As a result, Snapchat posted a blog post that said the company is changing “the way we treat third-party applications.”
While some developers implemented features that made Snapchat better, the leak has made Snapchat even more security conscious. It said, “Unfortunately, some developers build services that trick Snapchatters and compromise their accounts.” And as a result, Snapchat’s new security measure will warn users who are using a third-party app and ask them to stop using unauthorised apps.
Snapsaved.com has ceased operations and its homepage has been replaced with a search bar that allows users to find out if their images were leaked.