Snapchat hack is saving pictures of your nasty junk

15 October 2013

snapchat Someone has made an app which sneakily saves images and videos sent through messaging service Snapchat, called Snaphack. So, instead of your photos self destructing, any pictures you send of your junk, could now be saved by recipients.

However, the company's terms of service say that they don't allow the development of "any third-party applications that interact with user content or the services without our prior written consent" and the app is available through Apple's App Store.

Snaphack was made by UK-based developer Darren Jones, who told the BBC: "Snapchat has not been in touch and I imagine it's only a matter of time until they request that my app is removed. But my app just proves and informs people that these apps exist and people need to be careful."

Snapchat are invariably going to have to put things in place to stop this from happening, or indeed, just accept that people can save and screengrab images and that they're just like any other photo sharing application.

Either way, if you're going to sext someone, at least you now know that someone is probably saving the images for later use (like onanism or blackmail).

TOPICS:   Technology

4 comments

  • Jamie
    A little pointless considering that you can easily take screenshot using the internal iPhone key shortcut of Home button + Power Button.
  • Grammar N.
    If you take a screenshot Snapchat will tell the sender, this app allows to keep the picture without the sender knowing. I agree by that stage the picture has already been sent and there isn't much the sender can do, but at least they will know not to send any more.
  • Captain W.
    ^ Not if you take it with a digital camera pointed at the phone. It's a ridiculous idea for an app business, riddled with flaws.
  • Captain W.
    ^ Not if you take it with a digital camera pointed at the phone. It’s a ridiculous idea for an app business, riddled with flaws.

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