SNAP SCRAPS SPEED FILTER
Snapchat will be removing the “speed filter” that has been linked to several car crashes, a spokeswoman for the company confirmed to The Hill.
The spokesperson said that “nothing is more important than the safety of our Snapchat community,” adding that it had previously disabled the feature at certain driving speeds.
“Today the sticker is barely used by Snapchatters, and in light of that, we are removing it altogether,” the spokeswoman said.
News of the filter’s removal was first reported by NPR, which noted that the company began removing the feature this week. However, it may take a couple weeks before it’s unavailable to everyone who uses the app.