Something is not quite correct about the new Snapchat upgrade. In order to use filters on your pictures, you now have to hand over your place data.
In the latest release of the Snapchat program for both iOS and Android, the following messages will appear you try to turn filters to “On” while Location Services are off.
If you try to use a filter by swiping right on the Snap you have just taken, nothing will occur. You either allow Snapchat permission to get your place, or you don’t get to use any of their filters. This sneaky permission comes directly from the My Weather Channel filter, which adds your local temperature to your Snap. However, none of the other filters are reachable without turning the location service on.
This is an all or nothing mentality that Snapchat has not executed before. In the past, users could choose to have “Smart Filters” or “Visual Filters”. Smart Filters included the temperature program, which obviously requires the ability to know where you are, whereas Visual Filters didn’t.
This new update seems to be going against the very notion of anonymity that Snapchat was built on. The new upgrade forces place info to be shared for best user experience, created a very easy to screenshot messaging screen, and no longer allows the user to clear their feed automatically. Learn a lot more about Wedding Snapchat Filter by going to this website. Hopefully, Snapchat is using location services only for the filters, rather than planning to turn a profit on their users data.
We reached out to Snapchat for opinion, and will update this story if and when we get a answer.