Attention Snapchat Users: Ads (& Hacks) Coming Soon

Attention Snapchat Users: Ads (& Hacks) Coming Soon

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel recently revealed the company’s plans to gain advertising revenue. In the near future, every Snapchat will be accompanied by an advertisement. The app has been very popular over the last few years and some analysts believe this will inconvenience users and may change the “cool” status of the software. Though Spiegel did not give a lot of details, he said the ads will not be targeted and will be arriving very soon.

As if that’s not bad enough for fans of the app, news just broke about an alleged hack which may have resulted in tens of thousands of Snapchat photos being leaked to the Internet. Supposedly these pictures are mostly explicit/erotic in nature and some may compromise the privacy of users under 18. Ouch! This is a bad bad day for Snapchat users.

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