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Thursday 26 April 2018

Millennials happier to add employer on Snapchat than LinkedIn

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Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Snapchat, the app considered to be a selfie app for teenagers, is growing in popularity in the 25-34 age bracket.

According to a survey by Trustev, 48 per cent of respondents aged 25-34 said they now use the popular chatting app, compared to 63 per cent of 18-24 year-olds.

46 per cent of total respondents said they don’t use the app.

32 per cent of respondents aged 18-24 said they would be comfortable showing their Snapchat feed to their parents and employer, compared to just 22 per cent of respondents aged 25-34.

However, A majority of millennials do not trust Snapchat to keep their data safe.

Companies which were also named as least trusted to keep data safe were LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Tinder.

90% of millennial don't trust Tinder to keep their data safe 

When asked which companies they trust to keep their data safe and secure, millennials ranked their bank first, followed by Amazon (80%), Google (71%), Apple (66%) and Microsoft (63%).

Millennials more embarrassed by bank statements than private selfies

Eleven per cent of respondents said they would be "mortified" if their Snapchats were 'leaked' while 34 per cent said they "wouldn't care".

The survey also found that millennials would feel more comfortable showing their Facebook account to their parents and employer than their LinkedIn account.

37% of respondents said they do not use LinkedIn - 30 per cent of males and 43 per cent of females.

Trustev surveyed 593 people between 18 and 34.

Trustev is an Irish online identity verification and payment fraud prevention company.



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