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Snapchat App

11.05.2012 | App / Digital, Photo, Web

Snapchat App allows users to share images with whoever they choose and then have those messages self-destruct without being shared.

The program works by having the sending user set a time limit up to 10 seconds after which point from receiving the image is automatically destroyed, making it impossible to forward it on to other prying eyes. The program has also built in a feature for iPhone users in which a message is sent to the sender if the receiving party attempts to take a screencast.

The app will likely be praised by privacy advocates and hated by significant others looking for a keepsake. On the other hand there is nothing to stop someone from having a camera on hand to take a picture of the sext message before it self destructs.


The app isn’t billed as a way to prevent nude images from circulating around to various parties, in fact the company  says the mobile app is meant for “real-time picture chatting” but let’s be honest, it is probably the first thing that comes to most peoples minds when they look at the program.



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