Nishtha KanalJun 25, 2013 17:00:35 IST
If you’re worried about your Snapchat sexts becoming public, the launch of iOS 7 might add to your privacy woes. Apple will no longer be cancelling active touches thanks to which you will never know if your “friend” took a screenshot of that sexy picture you sent.
When you take a screenshot on Snapchat or Facebook Poke currently, the person who sent the picture immediately receives a notification alarm. Thanks to this alert, you know that the image you sent could be misused and you can take prompt action against it.
Mind your sexts!
However, that system is not going to be on your side anymore, leaving you vulnerable while using these self-destructing messaging apps. According to a report by MacRumors, this change was found in the release notes of iOS 7 beta 2 that has just been released – active touches are no longer cancelled when the user takes a screenshot.
While this might mean next to nothing to most people, power users of Snapchat and Poke could find themselves in serious trouble. When you’re viewing an image on Snapchat, you need to keep a finger on the screen while viewing it. When you try to take a screenshot, the image viewing is interrupted, thereby closing the photo. Snapchat uses this as an indication to detect illegal screenshots and intimates the person on the other end.
What will happen with the new change in place is that when you take a screenshot, it will no longer close the window. This will mean that Snapchat will be unable to detect it, allowing users to slyly keep taking screenshots.
Applications like Snapchat and Poke will now have to look at other methods to intimate users of a potential creep on the other end of the chat. If you think you’re chatting with a friend who is using iOS 7, we suggest you hold on to the sexts till a solution to this issue is found.
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