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.
In fact, the app description on Google’s Play Store goes one step further, promising disappearance for all eternity: As fellow Naked Security writer Graham Cluley asked late last year, early on in Snapchat’s short history, “How do you reconcile ‘dispappears forever’ with ‘if they take a screenshot’?
” After all, if the screenshot warning ever does come up (assuming the screenshot detector does its job), the one thing you can be sure of is that the image has not disappeared forever, or even at all.
And it’s stored on the recipients’ phones, from where it apparently won’t be deleted at all, though it will be marked “not for display,” which seems to be synonymous in Snapchat’s argot with “disappears forever”. The obvious first step is to share snapshots only if you don’t mind them hanging around forever.
The second step is to stop using Snapchat until these issues get fixed.
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And if you’re not willing to risk it being in circulation forever, consider not even taking it in the first place.
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.
It’s stored on your phone, but you’d expect that because you took it, so that’s your lookout.
It’s stored on Snapchat’s servers, where it will probably be deleted once it’s been delivered, but not in every case.