Surprise, surprise, Snapchat Pics Don’t Delete!

snapchat-headlinesTeens think Snapchat is fun and many use it just for that. But do those who use it to sext, (and that is a well known use of it!) know that Snapchat’s promised “self-deleting” images do not actually disappear!  This is not the first time I have written about this feature.  In an earlier post  SnapChat Pictures no longer Safe! Be warned! I let you know that it is possible to take screen shots of the images.  Now we learn that the images are stored in a hidden folder on your phone and can be retrieved, according to a digital forensics company.  It takes a bit of expertise but it can be done and there are techies out there constantly working on ways to do it better!  Read more to discover how: Snapchat Doesn’t Delete Your Photos | Pictures Can Be Recovered.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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2 Responses to Surprise, surprise, Snapchat Pics Don’t Delete!

  1. Andrew McLeish says:

    Hi Renata,

    Here is some further information for you if you don’t already have it:

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/yes-you-can-recover-dead-snapchats-and-heres-the-video-proof/

    Kind regards

    Andy

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    • Renata Rowe says:

      Thank you very much Andrew, have posted this with an oblique mention of you as not too sure how your sons would feel if I used your name!

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