snapchatWhen it comes to the Windows Phone platform, developers haven’t exactly been showing a lot of love for it. Many apps tend to have apps released on iOS and Android, and usually with Windows Phone released as an afterthought (look at how long it took Instagram and BBM to arrive).

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Now Snapchat is an app missing from Windows Phone, although in all fairness there are plenty of alternatives, or rather there were many alternatives. According to a report from Windows Central, it seems that most, if not all, Snapchat alternatives have been removed from the Windows Store including popular apps like 6snap.

Previously Snapchat had warned that they would be clamping down on third-party apps in order to prevent security breaches in which your snaps could be leaked online which was what happened a couple of months ago. It has also been reported by users that Snapchat will be targeting users who use unofficial software by banning their accounts.

This means that if you do get banned, you will need to recreate an account and start from fresh in order to keep chatting with your friends. It has yet to be confirmed if Snapchat is indeed behind the removal of unofficial apps from the Windows Store, but at the same time it doesn’t seem to be that much of a stretch.

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