Sexting Solution? App Kills Image After 10 Seconds
Snapchat might help prevent post-text embarrassment
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 8, 2012 5:46 PM CDT
A promotional shot of the application.   (

(Newser) – Good news for naked celebrities: A new app lets people send sexts with less chance they'll leak online. Snapchat allows users to set potentially embarrassing photo messages to delete themselves within seconds. It even warns senders when a recipient tries to take a screenshot of a message, the website psfk reports. Of course, as the New York Times points out, "there’s nothing to stop someone from taking a photograph of his smartphone screen with another camera."

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May 13, 2012 3:16 PM CDT
this article was very well written. I t also happened to be too short. There were not very many negative things to say, which is good. I am both amazed and stupified by the authors' seemed very PRO towards sexting...but not overly enthusiastic.
May 8, 2012 8:41 PM CDT
Why do this stupid stuff in the first place?
May 8, 2012 8:12 PM CDT
It only "warns" that a screenshot was taken. So the person can still take the screenshot? How does this help?