Snapchat has clarified the terms of its latest policy update, assuring users that it still does not store the private photos or messages sent via its application.
Since then, it has been the subject of a barrage of media reports claiming that it now reserves the right to store all content shared by its users, even after it famously "self-destructs".
The updated line in question states that Snapchat has the right to "store" and "use" any shared content.
"You grant Snapchat a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to host, store, use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, publish, create derivative works from, publicly perform, broadcast, distribute, syndicate, promote, exhibit, and publicly display that content in any form," the full term reads.
But in a blog post published yesterday, Snapchat stressed to its users that it continues to delete snaps from its servers as soon as they are received.
"The snaps and chats you send your friends remain as private as they were before the update," it said.
"Snapchat is not - and has never been - stockpiling your private snaps and chats."