Some Users Are Freaked After It Looks Like Snapchat Knows When They Were Born

Snapchat users put the information in themselves.

While it may seem like Snapchat has been digging around in obscure archives to find information about its users, the real explanation for how Snapchat obtained this information is much simpler: Users gave it to them. Thanks to a feature called Astrological Profiles, which was first launched in 2020, Snapchat has been able to collect very precise information about users.Article continues below advertisement

By entering your date, time, and place of birth, Snapchat allowed users to access information about their star sign, including a daily horoscope. The profile also provides information about your personality traits, as well as your sun, moon, and rising signs.

Snapchat has saved the information, but it was Snapchat users who offered it up in the first place

Here’s how to get rid of the information.

If you’re not okay with¬†Snapchat¬†having key information about your birth, it’s pretty easy to remove the info from your Snapchat account. First, open Snapchat and click on your Bitmoji in the upper left to open your profile. Then, tap the gear symbol to open “Settings”. From there, click on “Birthday” and locate the subheading titled “My Astrological Birthday”. Click on the “X” symbol next to the subheading to remove the information from Snapchat.

Although it may seem like a fun idea in the moment, it’s worth noting that apps like Snapchat frequently collect personal information through fun games. You may get a daily horoscope, but Snapchat gets even more information about who you are. Whenever you’re putting your info into an app, make sure the trade-off is one you’re willing to make.