application Snapcash. This application of Snapchat will allow the users to send and receive
payments through Snapchat. The social networking app could have survived a few more years
way the app knows about the users or tracks them.
Most of the users like to use Snapchat as the messages gets instantly deleted and they find Snap
chat to be the most reliable platform which can protect their privacy. But the users will find it
surprising that if they do not revoke the privileges Snapchat can take up information about the
name of the user, the exact location of the user, and the friends of the users and when the users
share snaps with them. The policy states that although the users do not have to provide their
name while signing in, the officials of the social networking app will come to know about it.
The officials of the app claim that they will collect the information as it will be useful for the
Data that can be collected by Snapchat
The lists of data that can be collected by Snapchat are as follows:
• Contact list: Snap chat will get the name of the contacts that are stored in the phone.
It will be able to take your name from the contact list of anyone with whom the users
communicate through Snapchat.
information about the users from other sources. The app can even collect information
from other sources and combine it with the information that is collected through
• Photo of the users: Snapchat can collect the information from the phonebook and the
photo gallery of the users with the consent of the users as the app is about communicating
• Location of the users: Snapchat will be able to track the real time location of the users
through Beacons which emits low- range Bluetooth signal that pings the phone when the
users walk by.
• Web browsing history of the users: Snapchat can track the web browsing history of the
users with cookies.
• Email address of the users: Snapchat can get hold of the email address of the users.
• Debit or credit card number of the users: Snapchat can get the debit or credit card
number of the users if the users use Snapcash. The social networking app can even get
account related information like the name and address of the user.
• Snaps sent to others: Snapchat will be able to know the date, time, and recipient of the
message and the name of the friends who are contacted frequently.
of the users. However, the users can revoke these rights of Snapchat by adjusting the settings.