Ever notice how once one App comes out, the others seem to just become less used and further into oblivion. A couple months ago Words With Friends was a huge hit among smart phone users, then it was Draw Something for a while. Now everyone keeps buzzing about Snapchat.
For those of you who do not have a smart phone or just do not give in to the Apps, Snapchat is an app where you can take a picture of anything and send it to someone for one to ten seconds and once they open it, it is lost for forever. So all those embarrassing photos you used to send your friends until they used them against you, this app makes it so they cannot blackmail you ever again. I am guilty, I love this app. It creates a fun way of communication between friends. I do not even text or call any of my friends that have Snapchat anymore; I just send them a photo with what I needed to say on it.
This app however, is not so safe. Keep in mind, anyone can take a screenshot of their phone's display if they can multitask their fingers to do so. Since this app sees over 20 billion photos shared a day and is also ranked number 4 on the list of top free apps; now more than ever you need to be careful of what you send to people.
For those of you who did not know about the not-so private measures of Snapchat, I hope you take in to consideration the safety methods now. Although Snapchat is meant for fun, it can be construed into dangerous actions. Just keep your wits about you when using this app and be smart.
*The real names were not used for privacy reasons.
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