Nude profile chats
The app enables you – indeed, it pretty much encourages you – to share snapshots you would probably be wiser to keep to yourself, or better yet not to take in the first place (my emphasis below): , is “managed risk”.
You can live a bit recklessly, Snapchat seems to be saying, because the snap disappears after your friends have looked at it.
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.
That’s because the screenshot function creates a new image, not managed by the Snapchat application, and saves it where your friend is in complete control of it, rather than you or Snapchat.
So “disappears forever” is something of a bogus concept to start with.
Parents have cringed over every new teen sexting scandal.