This photo will self-destruct in 30 secs

Comment on this story


iol scitech nov 5 snapchat

.

Screenshot of Snapchat download page

London - If you have ever been embarrassed by an unflattering or too revealing picture posted online, Snapchat, a new iPhone app, could have the answer to your prayers - the self-destructing photograph.

Snapchat was born after two undergraduates at the American university Stanford noticed their friends frantically deleting incriminating or unsuitable photos from their Facebook accounts just before going to a job interview or on a date.

Their app allows users to take a photo and send it to friends, but the recipient can look at the picture for only a few seconds before it self-destructs - without leaving a digital trace. - Daily Mail

Hungry for more scitech news? Sign up for our daily newsletter


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks