Snapchat announced its efforts to protect teenagers from drug deals in its application. One of the changes is the updates Quick Access option which is trying to reduce communication between kids and strangers. In a blog post, the company said:
“In order to be discoverable in Quick Add by someone else, users under 18 will need to have a certain number of friends in common with that person”
However, some other features and changes will be provided for parents in the next couple months. Those changes will give parents an opportunity to monitor some of their teens’ communications.
After the deaths of teens and young adults who were said to have bought fentanyl-laced drugs through Snapchat were examined, the application was forced to face a big backfire a couple of months ago.
Snapchat declared that it is working on identifying drug slang. Not only that but the company is now working with law enforcement in order to report potential cases. Snapchat stated that it will make big efforts in order to help with the fight against illegal online drug trade.