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Does Snapchat know when I was born?

SNAPCHAT knows more about you than you might think.

Fans of the US social media app are often shocked when Snapchat suddenly knows where and when they were born.

A Snapchat feature has fans freaking out

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A Snapchat feature has fans freaking outPhoto credit: AFP

1) Does Snapchat know when I was born?

In some cases, Snapchat knows when you were born – but only if you provided the app with that information yourself.

The problem is that many users forget to have the time, date and place they were born plugged in when setting up a feature.

They are then later shocked to find this information in the app, even though they put it there in the first place.

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People who checked their dates of birth there found that the place and time of birth were displayed under “My Astrological Birthday”.

The information freaked out app users, who called the app’s accuracy “weird” and “really creepy.”

And Snapchatters were confused as to how the app even collected this information.

However, the real reason isn’t as sinister as fans are making it out to be.

2. How does Snapchat know where I was born?

Snapchat explained that users are likely to enter their birthdays into the app when launching astrological profiles.

The Astrological Profile is a series of snapshots covering the ten planets and a summary of the astrological profile.

You can send these snaps to your friends, post them to your story, and save them to your camera roll.

To use the feature, you will be asked for information about when and where you were born.

A spokesperson said: “The birth date and time information shown above was actually entered by the users themselves in order to provide more specific information resulting from our latest astrological profiling feature.”

3. What is the Astrological Birthday feature?

The Astrological Birthday feature is an update released by Snapchat in November 2020.

It generates a 12-page horoscope from the app for users – but only if you enter your birth time and place.

Users often forget that they provided this information and have now noticed that the app saves this information in the settings.

4. Can I delete this information from Snapchat?

You can remove the information about your birth time and place of birth at any time in the app settings.

But those whose information is stored are not sold to third parties, so you don’t have to worry.


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