The photo sharing service Snapchat may be meant for light-hearted fun, but things got pretty serious last week when 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers were leaked to the public. Snapchat has been pretty quiet since the mistake, but today it is pushing an update that will help to stop that from happening again.
In post on its blog, the Snapchat team detailed the new feature that allows users to opt-out of using their phone number to identify their username. This should help for those users who fear another attack on Snapchat’s user base. The Snapchat team apologized to anyone affected by the breach in security last week and said “we really appreciate your patience and support. ”
The update is live in Google Play right now, but if you don’t see it right away check back since Google loves their staged rollouts.