Snapchat will ask customers to stop using unauthorized third-party apps built on Snapchat services as they may compromise their accounts, the company announced in a blog post.
â€œStarting today, we will notify Snapchatters when we have detected that they may be using third-party apps and weâ€™ll ask those Snapchatters to change their password and stop using unauthorized apps,â€ the post reads.
The decision comes after several developers used the appâ€™s API to build risky apps. These apps usually require the original Snapchatâ€™s login credentials to send and receive snaps or access account information.
â€œWhen you give your login credentials to a third-party application, youâ€™re allowing a developer, and possibly a criminal, to access your account information and send information on your behalf,â€ Snapchat wrote.
Last month, Snapsaved.com, a website that allows users to save photos from Snapchat, was hacked and 100,000 Snapchat photos and videos leaked the web. Users believed Snapchat servers were breached, but both companies denied the rumors.
The company also said it banned access to its private API because it is not ready to build a trustworthy ecosystem together with other developers.