You send a private photo to a friend who views it for a few seconds before it disappears forever, right? But most of the time, your "deleted" Instagram snaps or Facebook posts -- or possibly Snapchats -- are still lurking on a server somewhere, said Sell, founder of another private messaging app, Wickr. It's in the trash.
When year-old Emma Logan wants to make plans with her friends, she turns to Snapchat. If everyone is on Snapchat, then she has to be too. Written off by many after a disappointing stock-market debut and Facebook mimicry of its popular features, Snapchat remains a mainstay among youth.
Snapchat is an application for mobile devices that allows users to send photos and videos called snaps to other users. However, unlike with photos or videos sent via text or email, those sent on Snapchat disappear seconds after they're viewed—the sender gets to decide how long a photo will "live," from one to 10 seconds, after it's viewed. The idea is that users can send time-limited photos that might be embarrassing or just silly without a significant fear that it will find its way to other social media sites where it might live forever.
Okay guys, I have to be honest with you. This list took me quite some time to write. Mainly because the images would make me cringe so hard that I had to take breaks between pretty much every entry, just to regain my calm and find my inner serenity. And let me tell, it was not easy.
By Kathianne Boniello. A year-old Brooklyn girl turned suicidal when a classmate spread her nude Snapchat selfie to his pals, according to a lawsuit. Snapchat alerted the girl that the boy had kept a copy of her picture.
The premise of SnapChat is simple. I want to be blunt. My goal for this post is to motivate you to d elete SnapChat from your phone.
When Stanford University student Reggie Brown told his classmate in that he wanted photos he'd sent to a girl to disappear, he uttered aloud a thought that had crossed the minds of countless others. But this time, his assertion would lead to the creation of an app that would change the nature of photo messaging and — crucially — sexting, forever. That app became Snapchat.
Aroundprivate photos sent using the photo messaging app Snapchat were reportedly stolen and leaked on Thursday. People on the Internet message board 4chanwhich was blamed in part for the recent hack of celebrity nudes as well, began passing around the Snapchat photos on Thursday night, according to Business Insider. It's likely that many of the photos compromised belonged to underaged users, since 50 percent of Snapchat's users are between the ages of 13 and
Snapchat would love to rehab its bad reputation as a self-destructing sexting app for teens, but it just can't catch a break. Just last Monday, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel told the San Francisco audience at the TechCrunch disrupt conference that his mobile messaging app — which destroys sent photos and texts after just 10 seconds — is "not a good way to send inappropriate photos. It's not clear what cops hope to find, given the intended short lives of Snapchat messages, and the records aren't public because everyone involved is a minor.