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Snapchat Slowly Learning How to Respond to Messages

Confession: we almost enjoy picking on Snapchat at this point.

The latest “scandal” to rock the kings of “now I can show you how drunk I am and my mom will never see the evidence” technology concerns spam. Lots of spam, as in promotional messages sent by people who may dare call themselves “marketers.”

This is nothing new, but on a positive note it seems the company may have learned something from its history of “whatevs” responses to crises: this blog post appeared Monday before we’d even heard of the story via the Huffington Post.

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See: totally reasonable, instructions included. Baby steps!

We’re guessing Snapcat will continue to dismiss spam as inevitable rather than developing a “report spam” function.

Still, after all this recent upheaval you have to wonder whether Evan Spiegel might want to reconsider his bro Zuckerberg’s previous offer. Three billion dollars sure is a lot of money—though not quite as much as Google just paid for the “let’s collect data on your living environment” company Nest.

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