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Snap Inc. introduces Snap Kit for 3rd party Snapchat integration

6 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Today, Snap Inc. introduced a new API called Snap Kit, which will allow 3rd parties to integrate Snapchat features into their apps. Snap Kit consists of four sub-Kits: Creative, Login, Bitmoji, and Story.
Now that Snap is allowing 3rd parties to access user data, privacy is of the utmost concern. Snap is addressing privacy by deactivating apps that are inactive for 90 days, as well as only providing the basic data: your username and Bitmoji. And when you choose to share your data, you are sharing only Your data, not your friends' data as well.
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Snapchat confirms four APIs, allowing use of Bitmoji avatar in other apps and more

Snapchat confirms four APIs, allowing use of Bitmoji avatar in other apps and more

6 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

It was reported last month that Snapchat was working on a number of APIs to allow integrations with third-party apps, known as Snap Kit, and the company has now confirmed this - with four of them now available.
Conscious of how Facebook ran into trouble granting data access to third-party apps, however, it is promising tight controls...
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Snapchat's Camera And Bitmoji Will Be Available In Other Apps

Snapchat's Camera And Bitmoji Will Be Available In Other Apps

6 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, today announced the launch of its Snap Kit. It's a developer kit which will enable app developers to bring features from Snapchat into their own apps. The features that will soon be available in other apps include Snapchat's camera and Bitmoji. Developers will have four different ways of integrating Snapchat features into their apps.
They can use the Creative Kit to integrate their custom filters, stickers, and links into Snapchat Camera. The Bitmoji Kit will bring users' personalized Snapchat avatars to other apps. Tinder is actually one of the first...
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