Snapchat: That Spam Avalanche In Your Feed Is Because We’re So Popular, Obviously

Have you had a slew of new “friend” requests in your Snapchat queue? Accepting any of those might lead to a spam avalanche in your feed, as many users have been piping up about a recent wellspring of spammy spammers hitting the photo service. But it’s not because of any recent username leaks, at least according to Snapchat.

While the company’s blog post about this spam fiesta doesn’t flatly deny that the surge in spam is related to the hack that listed usernames alongside phone numbers recently, but instead says it’s unrelated, “as far as we know.

At the same time, it sure is making it seem like it’s just because Snapchat is such an upwardly mobile app.

Although can choose to ignore snaps that aren’t from your friends, it still feels a bit creepy to know that spammers are probably skimming through that list of phone numbers in order to send out

We’ve heard some complaints over the weekend about an increase in Snap Spam on our service. We want to apologize for any unwanted Snaps and let you know our team is working on resolving the issue. As far as we know, this is unrelated to the Find Friends issue we experienced over the holidays.

While we expect to minimize spam, it is the consequence of a quickly growing service. To help prevent spam from entering your feed, you can adjust your settings to determine who can send you Snaps. We recommend “Only My Friends” 🙂

We appreciate your patience and we’ll keep you posted.

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