1. grantpwarren's Avatar
    So I received the email today.

    I sent the Snapchat staff the following message via their link.

    Let me know your feedback on the situation.

    "I am highly disappointed with receiving the email regarding my account being locked for using 6snap on my Windows Phone. If a Windows Phone version was available for download, I would use it, but it is not, so do what you with my account, I don't care, but if you lock it make sure you remove me from everywhere on your server's in a 'right to be forgotten' manner.

    My account shouldn't be 'at risk' due to being forced to use a third party application due to the problem from the Snapchat staff/company.

    Apologies if that comes across as rude, but I put more trust in to Rudy Huyn's applications than any of the others available currently as he is a well known/respected person in the Windows Phone community.

    If a Windows Phone application doesn't arrive, then surely, you will lose a lot of market share from people who like to use 'Snapchat' from this stupid ruling like 'Secret' have endeavoured."
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    12-12-2014 12:35 PM
  2. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    I do not use Snapchat as its not famous among my friends. However, its very disappointing that SnapChat is locking user accounts that use their services through a Third Party app. They should release an official app for WP and if they can't then they should let third party apps do their job.
    12-12-2014 12:40 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    This has been getting discussed on the forum quite a bit...

    Best answer I saw was to contact Snapchat and ask them to direct you to the download of their official Windows Phone App, until they can assist with that you will have to use the 3rd party App as it was all you could find...

    But me personally? I say if they don't support you, you should not support them.

    ​Good Luck.
    jmshub and grantpwarren like this.
    12-12-2014 01:10 PM
  4. cafodima's Avatar
    +1, just received the email myself concerning this..and not two minutes later my daughter sent me a text saying her Snapchat account was locked..lol 😁 one unhappy Teenager
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    12-12-2014 01:21 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    +1, just received the email myself concerning this..and not two minutes later my daughter sent me a text saying her Snapchat account was locked..lol one unhappy Teenager
    have her change the password and log back in.
    (may want to write down her friend's usernames worst case scenario)
    12-12-2014 01:23 PM
  6. Slovenix's Avatar
    +1, just received the email myself concerning this..and not two minutes later my daughter sent me a text saying her Snapchat account was locked..lol 😁 one unhappy Teenager
    What about Skype Qik then xD :)
    12-12-2014 01:24 PM
  7. grantpwarren's Avatar
    My message received a response.

    "Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out. As you may be aware, were asking Snapchatters to change their password if weve detected them to be using third-party applications. Weve also asked them to stop using those unauthorized applications.

    If youre wondering what a third-party application is, the answer is that its any app that isnt the official Snapchat app downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play (keep in mind that Snapchat is not available for Windows or Blackberry devices, so if youre accessing Snapchat with one of those devices, youre definitely using an unauthorized third-party app). All third-party applications provide unauthorized access to our services by asking users to enter their Snapchat login information (username and password). And if youre wondering why were taking this action, the answer is that using third-party applications to access Snapchat can compromise accounts and also violates our Terms of Use.

    Direct links to the official iOS and Android Snapchat applications can be found at www.snapchat.com/download.

    If you believe you received the notification in error, it may be because you are using an old version of Snapchat. Please make sure you have the most recent version of the app downloaded.

    For more information please visit our blog: http://blog.snapchat.com/post/102413...ird-party-apps

    Best,
    Team Snapchat"

    Clearly automated.
    Snapchat staff are completely useless.
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-12-2014 01:33 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    See... They don't want Windows Phone on their service.

    Boycott. Get others to do so as well. Find an alternate and invite your Android and iOS using friends over there.
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    12-12-2014 01:38 PM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    If a Windows Phone application doesn't arrive, then surely, you will lose a lot of market share
    You actually wrote that? Don't you think they'll lose about 3% of their market share?

    I've seen a lot of these threads lately about Snapchat. My thought is that a WP user has no more right to use Snapchat than a Symbian user, or a Windows Mobile user, or even a dumbphone user. If an app, or an officially sanctioned app, is not available on the platform you choose to use, then you should comply. If you want to use Snapchat, get a phone with an approved app.
    12-12-2014 01:45 PM
  10. grantpwarren's Avatar
    If you want to use Snapchat, get a phone with an approved app.
    I'd rather not have an Android or iOS device again.
    12-12-2014 01:49 PM
  11. tgp's Avatar
    I'd rather not have an Android or iOS device again.
    Yes I know, and I sympathize with you. At the same time, by choosing WP over Android and iPhone, you are also choosing to have no access to an approved Snapchat app. The choice is yours, the same as if you'd choose to carry a feature phone.
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    12-12-2014 02:09 PM
  12. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    How about Cyber Dust, OP? I think it was launched few days back and has the same feature as SnapChat. Now, its up to you, if you can convince your friends to download that app to conversate with you :-)
    grantpwarren likes this.
    12-12-2014 02:16 PM
  13. grantpwarren's Avatar
    How about Cyber Dust, OP? I think it was launched few days back and has the same feature as SnapChat. Now, its up to you, if you can convince your friends to download that app to conversate with you :-)
    Thanks, I'll check it out, sir!
    12-12-2014 02:35 PM
  14. grantpwarren's Avatar
    Yes I know, and I sympathize with you. At the same time, by choosing WP over Android and iPhone, you are also choosing to have no access to an approved Snapchat app. The choice is yours, the same as if you'd choose to carry a feature phone.
    Bit will they adjust their views when Windows 10 hits? Being a unified OS and all.
    12-12-2014 02:36 PM
  15. tgp's Avatar
    Bit will they adjust their views when Windows 10 hits? Being a unified OS and all.
    They might, but even if they do it'll probably be later next year until we see the official release of W10. And then starts the development of the app. We're probably looking at a year from now at the earliest.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-12-2014 02:42 PM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Why would you go back even after Win 10 hits?

    Didn't they just figuratively slap you in the face?

    ​SMH.
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    12-12-2014 03:06 PM
  17. xandros9's Avatar
    Boycott. Get others to do so as well. Find an alternate and invite your Android and iOS using friends over there.
    Except one does not simply do that, they're the incumbent. Best you could hope for is maybe one significant other or friend to use another app in addition to Snapchat for literally everyone else. Inertia's a b.

    See: Google+
    grantpwarren likes this.
    12-12-2014 03:58 PM
  18. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I avoid them all like the plague...

    BTW I am personally outraged about Congress Persons holding a National Debate about the Budget on Twitter.

    I don't pay them for that.

    ​Idiots.
    12-12-2014 09:38 PM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    I avoid them all like the plague...

    BTW I am personally outraged about Congress Persons holding a National Debate about the Budget on Twitter.

    I don't pay them for that.

    ​Idiots.
    Presenting the new dark horse independent candidate!
    RumoredNow 2016 for president!
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    12-13-2014 07:53 AM
  20. RumoredNow's Avatar
    LOL...

    Exposure to media muckrakers. I avoid those as well.
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-13-2014 10:39 AM
  21. xandros9's Avatar
    LOL...

    Exposure to media muckrakers. I avoid those as well.
    "RumoredNow has touched a Palm device before, what does this mean for big business? More at 11."
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    12-13-2014 11:13 AM
  22. MikeX74's Avatar
    Locking user accounts is a d*ck move, especially considering the fact that they don't have an official app for Windows Phone users. However, it was your choice to:
    1. Use Windows Phone, knowing there was no official app.
    2. Use an unofficial and unauthorized app.
    3. Create a SnapChat account and agree to their terms and conditions.
    4. Assume that they would allow people using 3rd-party apps access to their service forever.
    This isn't entirely SnapChat's doing.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-13-2014 11:44 AM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    They are sending out warnings... Apparently, changing the password gets you back in (for now).

    They could just throw everyone out and be done with it. This is not out of the blue. Do a Bing search. SnapChat had a breach due to 3rd Party App access. They NEED to fasten down.
    xandros9 likes this.
    12-13-2014 02:09 PM
  24. Chris Yahya's Avatar
    Yeah.. Me too. Aaand i cant use my snapchat again, (but I've unlocked my account)
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-13-2014 07:10 PM

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