“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),” the updated terms and conditions read.
“You also grant Snapchat and our business partners the unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use your name, likeness, and voice in any and all media and distribution channels (now known or later developed) in connection with any Live Story or other crowdsourced content you create, upload, post, send, or appear in.”
Snapchat, created in 2011, has always been attractive to its users as it would “delete” photo and video messages after they had been viewed once.
The former version of Snapchat’s privacy explicitly stated “delete is our default” setting.
“In most cases, once we detect that all recipients have viewed a message, we automatically delete it from our servers,” the old policy read.
Since the changes came into place, many have taken to Twitter to express outrage or to warn others.