On Friday, Snapchat updated its terms to give itself “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 pointed out that this language is certainly nothing new in the industry, as apps like Facebook and Instagram basically say the same thing in their terms. It’s also not that different from how the terms read before the update.
Snapchat added the word “store” when it comes to your content, and that sent users up in arms.
Now, hearing the internet clamor, Snapchat has felt the need to clarify its actions.
If you want something to remain completely, 100% private, don’t send it to another person via a social media app. Snapchat’s terms are pretty much the same as every other company with a spot on your smartphone homescreen.