You can always review your Snapchat permissions by looking them up in your settings!
Here’s how to view your permissions:
- Tap the Profile icon at the top of the screen
- Tap ⚙️ to open Settings
- Scroll down and tap 'Permissions'
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Read phone status and identity
Autofill your phone number when you register for Snapchat, for your convenience.
Receive text messages (SMS)
Autofill the SMS code that Snapchat sends you during phone number verification, for your convenience.
Take pictures and videos
Use your camera to take Snaps, video chat, add friends by pointing your camera at their Snapcode, and more.
Use your microphone to record audio for Snaps,video chat, and more.
Precise location (GPS and network-based)
Use your location for features like Geofilters and Live Stories, and for other services that improve your experience.
Read your contacts
We may collect and use information from your device's address book to help you and others find friends, and so we can improve the app.
Read your own contact card
Autofill your full name when you edit it in Snapchat settings, for your convenience.
Pair with Bluetooth devices
Pair with Spectacles via Bluetooth.
Access Bluetooth settings
Automatically pair with Spectacles you’ve previously set up.
Connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Import Snaps from Spectacles via Wi-Fi.;
Change network connectivity
Connect directly to Spectacles via Wi-Fi.
Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Save Snaps and Stories to your device's photo gallery, send photos and videos in Chat, and more. Snapchat also uses your device's storage to save settings and cache content you send and receive.
Read the contents of your USB storage
Snapchat automatically loads app settings that you've previously saved.
Find accounts on the device
Receive notifications when friends contact you on Snapchat, when other Snapchatters add you, and for other important events.
Full network access
Send and receive Snaps, chats, and other data.
Receive data from the internet
Receive Snaps and chats, and other content from other Snapchatters.
View Network Connections
Snapchat optimizes Snap delivery based on the strength of your internet connection.
View Wi-Fi Connections
Snapchat optimizes Snap quality based on the strength of your Wi-Fi connection.
Use your flash to take better photos in the dark.
Allows you to enable vibration for Snapchat notifications.
Prevent phone from sleeping
Your screen won't automatically turn off while you're using Snapchat.
Change your audio settings
On some devices, Snapchat adjusts audio settings to let you video chat.
Allow Snapchat to access your clipboard so you can attach links quickly with the Paperclip tool.