Oh Snap

Mom Finally Tells Snapchat to Apologize, Does It Begrudgingly

How genuine.

Snapchat loves you, apparently. (Getty)

Snapchat loves you, apparently. (Getty)

After spending a defiant week and a half locked in its bedroom, listening to Fallout Boy and refusing to come downstairs for dinner, Snapchat has finally made a public apology for the massive leak that compromised 4.6 million users’ personal information. 

In a blog post published today, the company detailed some newly launched privacy settings, and—for the first time—actually noted that they were really sorry about the hack:

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 to the Snapchat service to prevent future attempts to abuse our API. We are sorry for any problems this issue may have caused you and we really appreciate your patience and support. 

Love,

Team Snapchat

Your phone numbers might be safe now, but we’ll probably still screenshot everything you send us.

Love, Team Betabeat.

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