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Snapchat-flashy-featuresSnapchat has released a statement on its blog to respond to users’ complaints about seeing increased porn and weight loss spam.

The blog contains an apology for the increase in the amount of spam users are finding in their inboxes.

Snapchat assured its users that they were “working on resolving the issue” and that as far as they know, the increased spam is not related to the hack of its user database earlier this month, which resulted in 4.6 million user names and phone numbers being posted online.

Snapchat allows users to send pictures and videos that are deleted from the recipient’s phone as well as the company’s servers 10 seconds after they are opened.

A recent update has been released that will help with the problem of increased spam, but Snapchat warns its users they will see increased porn and weight loss spam, which is to be expected because of the rapidly rising popularity of the service.  To avoid unwanted photos, users have the option of receiving only videos and pictures from their friends in the application’s settings.  Under “Who Can…”, select “Send Me Snaps” and then select “My Friends.”

In addition, a new feature added to Snapchat after the hack of user information allows users to not link their user name to their mobile phone.  This option can also be found in the settings.  Click on the cell phone number and then change “Link username to mobile #” to off.

For those who have lost their faith in Snapchat due to the hack of their personal information as well as the increased porn and weight loss spam messages they are receiving, it is possible to delete accounts.  Because Shapchat does not store users’ videos or pictures, you can do so without leaving a trace.

In the application, access Settings, and scroll down to “Support.”  Once in the Support screen, click on “Learning the Basics.”  At the bottom of the screen, tap “Delete an Account.”  Enter password and the account will be permanently deleted.

Source: Liberty Voice