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Nothing in those articles suggest that Snapchat purged user data.

> “resolved most of those concerns over the past year by improving the wording of our privacy policy, app description, and in-app just-in-time notifications.”

Snapchat just changed their messaging to quell user concerns. Once they have a critical mass of users, they are immune to disclosing that Snapchat messages are not truly ephemeral.

I understand your skepticism considering the behavior we've seen from some of these companies recently — but when their settlement with the FTC includes an independent company monitoring their handling of user privacy for 20 years, I think it's safe to trust them on this one.

>Snapchat servers are designed to automatically delete all Snaps after they’ve been viewed by all recipients

>Snapchat servers are designed to automatically delete all unopened Snaps after 30 days


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