Some users expressed concern the new policy gave Snapchat ownership over all content, contrary to what the rewritten policies actually say.
Here's a look at what Snapchat users need to know when it comes to their privacy and the content they create.
Your Snaps and Chats
Snapchat said in a statement Sunday the company isn't stockpiling users' snaps and chats and that they "remain as private today as they were before the update."
"The important point is that Snapchat is not -- and never has been -- stockpiling your private Snaps or Chats. And because we continue to delete them from our servers as soon as they’re read, we could not -- and do not-- share them with advertisers or business partners," the statement said.
What Snapchat Does Have Rights To
Why the Policies Were Rewritten
Snapchat's policies were rewritten "so that they’d read the way people actually talk. We always try to be upfront and clear with our community," the statement said.
Aside from making the legal jargon easier for everyone to understand, Snapchat also added new language regarding the purchase of replays and some future products and services the company says it has in the pipeline.