Snapchat reliable in November that it would moment down on all third celebration apps, and now a ax has depressed on a Windows Phone app store, that no longer contains any third celebration apps as Windows Central reports.
The U.S. association doesn’t have an central app for Windows Phone, so that means anyone who owns a phone regulating a Microsoft OS can’t download a Snapchat concordant app. Those that already have one — such as 6snap, a many renouned choice — are also carrying their accounts sealed for regulating a third-party app. That’s another confidence measure that Snapchat betrothed final month to implement.
— Kyle Walsh (@kwalsh96) December 20, 2014
Tweets from Rudy Huyn, who grown 6snap, advise that Snapchat itself has educated Microsoft to mislay a apps, though we contacted both companies to endorse that.
Huyn pronounced he will “work closely with Microsoft now to remonstrate Snapchat to change a mind,” though a U.S. association is holding a 0 toleration proceed to third celebration apps after two of them were blamed for leaking millions of users’ IDs and passwords.
The anathema on third parties might not final for too long, however. We know that Snapchat is operative on building a mobile messaging platform, and that could meant that it finally releases an central API to allow third parties to bond to a use while providing increased protection for user privacy.
That said, the association recently introduced video advertising so gripping a use giveaway of third celebration apps on all devices gives it comprehensive control over targeting a user bottom with ads, so potentially maximizing a value to advertisers.
None of this means most for Snapchat fans on Windows Phone, who have never had an central app and now don’t even have unaccepted ones. Such are the problems of being a ‘third’ height in today’s iOS-Android dominated world.