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Microsoft Rids Windows Phone App Store of Snapchat Third Party Apps

Back in November, the developers of Snapchat warned that they would be cracking down hard on third party apps as well as those who use them. Those promises finally came to fruition in the Windows Phone app store at least, and Microsoft have taken it upon themselves to remove all of the offending applications.

This comes as a result of the third party apps introducing a number of security vulnerabilities, which comes from the developers of these apps not having accessing to Snapchat’s API. All of the apps are now gone, including the popular 6snap, courtesy of Microsoft.

Unfortunately for Windows Phone users, there is no official Snapchat app for Microsoft’s mobile OS, so as of right now Windows users simply can’t use the service whatsoever. It makes sense that Android and iOS would be priorities over Windows Phone, but you would think the Snapchat developers would at least wait to launch their own app before nixing all of the third party ones. Maybe the security risk was too pressing of a threat and they simply couldn’t wait any longer, hence Microsoft stepping in to help out. Whatever the case may be, those who used the Snapchat service on Windows Phone are now out of luck.

via Tech Crunch

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