Sexting is very common these days and even if you accept it or not, you will be surprised to know the percentage of teenagers and adults who are involve in Sexting. Though, I’m not going to debate about if sexting is good or not, but it’s definitely safe. Specially when you are into sending pictures, you are putting yourself at the risk of getting exposed in public and needless to mention shame it wil bring to you. So What’s the solution? Should you stop Sexting or like Safe sex should you start using apps which ensure complete privacy and safety.
Till now, Whatsapp is one of the most popular iOS app for instant messaging on iPhone and despite of having iMessage and Facetime, Whatsapp is preferred. Though, the problem with whatsapp is, the text and picture you sent is always stored and could be misused. Here I’m talking about one app call Snapchat which is out of box thinking and despite creator denies it’s not for sexting, this app feature made it one of the best iPhone app for sexting.
SnapChat iPhone App: An app for Sending Self destruct images
I came across this app few days back while browsing app store and I was amazed with the ideology behind this app and there is no reason I can’t share it with you. Snapchat is a free iPhone app which is also one of the popular free app in Apple app store, this all let you send self destruct images. That means, when you send an image to other Snapchat user, you can set timer for the image self destruction. Minimum time is 1 sec and max is 10 sec, so a user who is receiving your images, he/she can see your picture for set time (up to 10 sec) and image will automatically deleted after that. Now, you must be wondering how about if a user takes a screenshot of Snapchat app and which is very easy and quick with iPhone, then here is an interesting thing. Snapchat also notifies when a user take a screenshot of your image.
Another good thing about Snapchat is, it narrows down the possibilities of sending fake images, as you can use only camera to click pictures and send it. Your images will not be saved in your Camera roll and you can never send any image from your camera roll. Though this feature may limit the capability of this app, but at the same time ensure privacy and make sure you are not receiving Fake images.
How Snapchat App works?
Let me start with complaining about this app, as it doesn’t scan your phone Address book to find other user. You need to manually add another snaphat user. You need to create a profile which is free and once your profile is created, you can start sending and receiving images via Snapchat. This all also offers a quick image editor, which will let you add text to any image which you took using your iPhone camera. Though, I really miss the feature of sending text, as it will make things easier.
Here is a screenshot which will explain how Snapchat works :
As you can see from the screenshot, you can set timer and also there is an option to save image to your camera roll after taking an image. Now once you have taken an image, you can click on send and select a user to send it. When user will receive the image, he can tap on it to see it and depending upon the time you set, image will self destruct after certain seconds. This self destruct image feature is very useful and probably this is the first app to implement a feature like this.
Though this app needs few feature like Member directory or an easy way to find and search contacts, which is missing. Right now, the only way to add contact is by manually adding them using username. Though over all, for people who are into Sexting, this is like an unofficial iPhone app for them. It’s better to be safe than keeping your privacy at stake.
This is a free app and you can download this from app store here. Here are few more apps which will interest you.