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Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 11:40:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time

A settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit that will cost Snapchat's parent company millions of dollars.

According to, Snapchat has agreed to pay $35 million to Illinois residents who used the app's "lenses" or "filters" features between Nov. 17, 2015 and today.

The lawsuit – known as "Boone, et al. v. Snap Inc." – accuses Snapchat of collecting "biometric data" without their consent, a violation of the Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, or BIPA.

Residents wishing to receive part of the settlement must submit a claim by Nov. 5. Claims can be filed at

At the heart of the issue is Snapchat's photo filter feature. Each time a user takes a selfie or uses a filter, that person’s facial features are scanned.