Residents of the state of California who make use of the image-sharing and messaging app, Snapchat soon will have a new toggle feature to turn on advanced privacy settings, TechCrunch on Tuesday reported.
The California Privacy Rights Act which is set to take effect starting from January 1, 2023, means that Snapchat users in the state will have the option to opt out of the sharing and selling of their personal information via apps.
Snap Will No Longer Be Able to Access or Collect Personal Data without the Knowledge of a User
The social media platform will no longer be able to access or collect personal data without the knowledge of a user, as per TechCrunch. Residents of California also will be able to correct, transfer or even delete sensitive pieces of information. The new law being passed will help to protect any data that is stored on or after January 1, 2023.
How to Enable the New Feature
Users on the social media platform will be able to locate the toggle just under the privacy controls section on the settings page of the app, TechCrunch reported. The new reported option will be located under “California Privacy Choices.” And once on, Snapchat will limit the usage of sensitive personal information, such as precise or exact geolocation. The very setting will appear for all users in the US according to TechCrunch, but the privacy feature, however, will only work for users in the state of California.
Snap which is the parent company of Snapchat did not respond to a request for comment immediately.