snapchat hack root androidInformation We Collect**There are three basic categories of information we collect:**Information you choose to give us.*Information we get when you use our services.*Information we get from third parties.*Here’s a little more detail on each of these categories.**Information You Choose to Give Us**When you interact with our services, we collect the information that you choose to share with us. For example, most of our services require you to set up a basic Snapchat account, so we need to collect a few important details about you, such as: a unique username you’d like to go by, a password, an email address, a phone number, and your date of birth. To make it easier for others to find you, we may also ask you to provide us with some additional information that will be publicly visible on our services, such as profile pictures, a name, or other useful identifying information. Other services, such as commerce products, may also require you to provide us with a debit or credit card number and its associated account information.**Of course, you’ll also provide us whatever information you send through the services, such as Snaps and Chats to your friends. Keep in mind that the users you send Snaps, Chats, and any other content to can always save that content or copy it outside the app. So, the same common sense that applies to the Internet at large applies to Snapchat as well: Don’t send messages or share content that you wouldn’t want someone to save or share.**It probably goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: When you contact Snapchat Support or communicate with us in any other way, we’ll collect whatever information you volunteer.For instance, PopSugar said its Snapchat messages, usually videos, average almost a million views a day. The audience is growing on average 75 percent a month, David Grant, president of PopSugar Studios, said.**“Platforms always seek to have a layer of control over the content they show because that gives them power. So Snapchat will figure out a way to do that,” Grant said.**Facebook runs its News Feed based on what it thinks each individual user will find relevant. Google’s search ranking algorithm is still one of the biggest mysteries.**Facebook makes brands pay for using the platform for overt marketing, and it only recently started allowing premium publishers to share branded content paid for by advertisers. Publishers like PopSugar said that more of their advertisers are interested in sponsoring content on Snapchat, too. Any official branded campaigns would be impacted if Snapchat controls distribution more tightly.**Snapchat also has a Discover section for its top publishing partners like BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan and Vox, which get to sell ads alongside their content. That’s an even more exclusive club for publishers, and Snapchat is said to play hardball when it comes to what partners it lets in.**“Most platforms we work with have the desire, and a good rationale, for demanding innovation and rewarding quality. That’s a good decision,” said Choire Sicha, Vox’s director of partner platforms. He added that while he wasn’t aware of an algorithm on Snapchat, they do tend to help quality publishers on other platforms.**Snapchat declined to comment for this story, but there have been changes to the platform that could easily incorporate curation. 9 Snapchat is for texting and talking too*Swiping right from the main camera takes you to your “Chats” screen, where you’ll find snaps sent to you by friends. However, this is also where Snapchat crosses over with apps such as WhatsApp or Skype, because you can swipe right on any name to open a window for chatting by text, or with a voice or video call over Wi-Fi. Snapchat is a decent communications app beyond its photo and video-sharing features. The lack of group chats can be frustrating though: you can send a single snap to multiple friends at once, but you can’t all discuss it in the same thread.**10 Go deeper with features and Easter eggs*Now you’ve mastered the basics, try learning the meanings of the emojis that appear next to your friends’ names; build up a “snapstreak” with a friend by exchanging snaps on a run of consecutive days; find your virtual trophy case that logs your in-app achievements. Meanwhile, if you want to accompany your video snaps with music, start a track playing in a separate music app such as Spotify, then switch back to Snapchat to record your clip, which will automatically make the song its soundtrack.