Snapchat Can Now 'Publicly Display" Your Snaps

Publish Date
Monday, 2 November 2015, 7:00AM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Wait. What??

So we were all very excited when Snapchat released another update last week but did anyone bother to read the terms of service? (Who ever reads them though??)

Well, if you did read them, you will have seen that Snapchat just reserved the rights to store and use all selfies taken with the device.

The new terms gives Snapchat a ‘worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to host, store, use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, publish, create derivative works from, publicly perform, broadcast, distribute, syndicate, promote, exhibit, and publicly display that content in any form and in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed).’
‘We may share information with entities within the Snapchat family of companies,’ it adds.

Aka: Snapchat can look through your stuff, delete what it wants and publicly display or share whatever it likes.

But obviously just because Snapchat has the right to do that doesn’t mean it will. 

Instagram and Facebook have a similar clause in its terms of service, providing your content is published under the ‘public’ setting.

So much for the self-destructing messages though! 


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