Snap Inc. (SNAP) the parent company of widely used photo messaging and short video platform Snapchat has appointed its first ever global head of user safety on its platform as part of its new ramped up measures of increasing user safety across its platform.
In recent times, social media companies have been facing increasing pressure from regulators and legislators to step up their safety measures across their various social media platforms.
The company named former chief online safety officer at Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Jacqueline Beauchere as its global head of user safety.
“We are committed to helping parents, stakeholders and advocates understand how young people experience our products and how we approach critical issues around safety and trust. There is no one better suited to help us accomplish this than Jacqueline, and this work will only become more important as we deepen our focus into augmented reality and the future of computing,” said Snap’s vice president of global policy Jen Stout.
Upon taking her new role, Beauchere will be reporting directly to Stout. Beauchere has immense experience in her field of work considering that she worked in Microsoft for 20 years.