A new report reveals that Snapchat is developing a new feature which will provide users with control over which third-party apps have access to their Snapchat accounts. A new tab called “Connected Apps” has been discovered in the latest beta version of the Snapchat app and it’s from here users will be able to control the third-party apps that have access to their accounts.
According to the report, this new Connected Apps tab will be located in the settings screen and will show a list of apps with the message that “These apps are connected to your Snapchat account. Choose an app to control what it has access to.”
This section, if it’s widely rolled out, will show users which third-party apps they have connected directly to their account. This is currently allowed with the Bitmoji app that’s owned by Snapchat, users can sign up for Bitmoji through Snapchat or they can just link their accounts. There’s integration with Shazam as well but it doesn’t require users to have a Shazam account.
It appears that with this update, Snapchat wants to become its own app ecosystem similar to Facebook, Twitter, and Google. All three allow users to log-in to other services using their credentials.
Snapchat hasn’t said anything about this so far so it’s unclear right now if and when this change is going to be rolled out widely. We’ll report back once there’s more information.