Snapchat says it’s sorry about spam

Already reeling from a massive data breach, the social media service is getting slammed for an increase in unwanted messages.

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“We’ve heard some complaints over the weekend about an increase in Snap Spam on our service. We want to apologize for any unwanted Snaps and let you know our team is working on resolving the issue. As far as we know, this is unrelated to the Find Friends issue we experienced over the holidays. “While we expect to minimize spam, it is the consequence of a quickly growing service. To help prevent spam from entering your feed, you can adjust your settings to determine who can send you Snaps. We recommend ‘Only My Friends’:)”

The spam problem comes on the heels of a data breach the company suffered last month in which 4.6 million user names and phone numbers were compromised.

Some observers think this could spell trouble for the service, which should probably start making money soon. And some see their only potential source of income to be the very type of message they’re trying to get their users to avoid:

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