Snapchat announced Snap Kit which will let it developers build products that integrate with some of the best tools and will give its users new features. Snap Kit will help Snapchatters tap into the best parts of other apps they love and support those apps and integrate Snapchat’s experiences into their products while ensuring users’ account information is kept safe, secure, and private.
Snapchat spokesperson talking about the Snap Kit said, “As part of our efforts to bring Snapchat into the world, we are excited to launch Snap Kit, our new platform for developers that puts the privacy and security of Snapchat users first. We are committed to continuing to deliver great products to our community and believe it is possible to do this without compromising their privacy and data. We built Snap Kit with those twin goals in mind. We think about privacy on the front end of creating any new product, platform or feature, and have a thorough privacy review process to ensure each of these upholds our commitment to treating our users’ data with care.”
The Snap Kit will come with four integration option:
♦ Creative Kit: Will enhance Snapchatters’ experiences within Snapchat by allowing apps to integrate their own stickers, Filters, links and more right into our camera. Creative Kit lets Snapchatters bring highlights from other apps — like high scores, workout stats — right into the camera screen, so they can add their own touch and share it with friends.
♦ Login Kit: Will make it easier for Snapchatters to unlock features and log in faster to other apps, and bring their Bitmoji avatar with them!
♦ Bitmoji Kit: Bitmoji Kit lets Snapchatters express themselves with Bitmoji stickers across other apps.
♦ Story Kit: Will enable participating apps to embed publicly shared Snapchat Stories on their own websites to showcase to their communities. Apps will also be able to search publicly shared Stories based on location, time, captions, and more — so they can see what their fanbase is up to.
These are the features that will secure users privacy and security:
♦ Makes sure users know how their login data is being used: Snapchatters are only asked for their Display Names and Bitmoji avatars (which are optional) when they login to other apps.
♦ Doesn’t share friend data: Snap Kit only allows Snapchatters to share their own Snapchat display name and Bitmoji to login to other apps and not their friends.
♦ Disconnects by Default after 90 Inactive Days: If a Snapchat user hasn’t used an app that they signed into with Snapchat in over 90 days, Snap Kit will automatically disconnect that app.
♦ Requires a human review and approval process for apps: Snapchat launched Snap Kit with a small group of apps to commit to protecting users’ data and privacy.