Make sure you have the most recent version of SnapTube because previous versions might bring some unexpected issues.
SnapTube is a popular app that allows you to download and save videos from Facebook and YouTube. By keeping the app up-to-date, the risk of exposing your device to malware is very low. Here is what you should know.
Why Should You Update SnapTube?
Malicious software can end up on your device through some downloads of seemingly harmless files, such as an app or music. Such a thing happens much more regularly than you may think.
Because SnapTube is only a third-party app (not part of the official Google Play Store, or App Store), an Android smartphone, for example, will prompt a warning message when you try to download the app. Google has taken many measures to guarantee its users are always protected, but the security team at the tech company Upstream has warned this thing might not be enough.
On the Upstream website, it says that Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka have encountered the most attacks. Upstream advised all SnapTube users to “carefully watch their smartphone bills, and report to their operator any subscriptions or charges that they didn’t authorize.” The website also advised users to delete the app from their devices if they notice any signs of strange activity pointing to a suspicious app consuming data in the background.
Furthermore, the Upstream security team stated that it had noticed the rise of malicious software in different apps increase by approximately 55 % in the first quarter of 2020. SnapTube has been installed so far by over 45 million Android users worldwide. If you want to continue using the app and enjoy a nice experience, try keeping the app up-to-date. Download the latest SnapTube update using an APK file from websites such as APKMirror.