Snapchat, a social media application boasting 158 million day-to-day active users around the world and earned over $400 million in revenue within the year 2017, released a public filing with the SEC. upon Feb 2nd, 2017, a huge step towards an estimated IPO in March for an expected valuation of $25 billion and up. But, if you’re one of the application’s 158 million users or giving consideration to becoming one, below are 4 things you should have knowledge about as it’ll come to protecting your reputation and privacy on Snapchat.
You May Download All Data
You can periodically request a download of all data which Snapchat has gathered on you. The data is going to show all account history facts and information such as your Snap count, yet also permits you to view information which Snapchat knows about you in order for you to determine what they’re sharing with advertisers, like your demographic profile. In order to ask for a data download, log into your own account: accounts.snapchat.com and visit My Data.
Giving Away Your Location
Like any social media website, revealing your location might place you at risk. Sending out a Snap which allows your followers to know where you are, whether that announcement is in a snap video or you use one of their popular geofilters, it might open you up to unpredictable risk.
Do not Drive and Snap
It might seem as if it’s common sense to not utilize Snapchat while you are driving, yet Snapchat’s lenses, filters, and social media in general, occasionally lures individuals to be involved in risky behaviors. For instance, Snapchat provides an mph lens which clocks your speed as you take a video or photo. In the year 2016, an 18-year-old girl allegedly was using the speed lens when driving at 107 miles per hour as she crashed into another vehicle, injuring herself and the other motorist. The motorist who was hit now is suing Snapchat and the girl for liability.
The same common sense which applies to the Web at large will apply to Snapchat, too: Do not share content or send messages that you would not want someone to share or save.
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