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App Self-Destructs Sexts After Ten Seconds

App Self-Destructs Sexts After Ten Seconds
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New technology prevents intimate photos and messages from being shared with others without the permission of the sender.

by Yi Chen
  • 8 may 2012


Texting sexually explicit messages and photos (also known as ‘sexting’) have grown significantly with the rising popularity of smartphones. However, sexting carries with it a notorious reputation of private images and SMS conversations making their way onto public websites for everyone to see. A new mobile app called Snapchat aims to add a bit of security and a peace of mind to sharing personal photos.

Snapchat allows users to set a timer up to 10 seconds of when the message would self-destruct after being received. If the receiver tries to take a screenshot, then the sender will be instantly notified.

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