Let’s face it, a lot of teenagers use Snapchat and Instagram regularly to share conversations online, but a recent Terms and Conditions update on Snapchat puts it level with other Social Media platform providers in allowing them to broadly use photos and videos for marketing campaigns, research purposes as well as providing them to “business partners” for further use.
Last year, the Social Media platform confirmed that photos were not deleted from their servers, and this T&C update needs to be considered when uploading messages to friends. The Next Web report that this update to conditions puts the service on a par with other networks, including:
You grant Snapchat a 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).
As TNW remind us: All this in mind, Snapchat’s content can often be a little more… sensitive, than what you might share on services like Instagram, so it is legitimate reason to give you pause, but in general, it’s best to use your own judgement before you send something. Something to remind our pupils about.