Snapchat is currently developing a tool called Verify which will serve as a developer tool. This is being developed in hopes to minimize the mobile-first developer's cash on verifying the user's phone numbers. This feature will be integrated with the Login Kit Framework which will allow the devs to eliminate the need for third-party apps like Tilio for SMS verifications. The devs will be able to see whether the user has already verified their number with Snapchat by using the app itself.
Since the phone number verification is one of the most integral parts of Snapchat's login module, they desperately needed a feature that would serve as a private way to verify the phone numbers without costing the devs paying for a third-party app. Snapchat's Team Lead, Patrick Mandia, says that they have been working on this feature for well over a year in hopes for eliminating the need for an external service for the phone number verification
Verify will check whether the phone number typed by a user for their login credentials matches the phone number that is embedded in their Snapchat account.
This will eliminate the need for SMS verification every time a user logs into the app. Instead, all this will happen in the background without bothering the user. If the number has already been verified within a year, then Snapchat will give a green light to the verification and the user will be logged in. If not, then SMS verification will be carried out and will be stored on a file so that Verify can use it for other Snap Kit applications.
Snapchat revealed that there are now 150 million users reach each month on the Snap Kit platform and that there are 800 devs working on it. This plays an integral role in the company's attempt to grow its network through features just like Verify that uses its own network of resources rather than the network of user data.