Can the Snapchat Photos Be Recovered With the Right Forensic Tools?
The logo of the ghost Chillah will remind you instantly of the most famous social networking
app Snapchat. The faceless ghost icon reminds the users of the disappearing images and videos
which disappear from the screen in just a few seconds. It may even disappear before you can
comprehend the content. The appearing and the disappearing Snapchat pictures swept the world
of the social networking apps like a wild fire with the increased engagement of the teenagers in
the app. Some of the snaps are lost into oblivion while some are immortalized by taking a quick
screenshot and featuring in the site Snapchat leaked.
The leak of Snapchat pictures
The question which troubled both the users and the critics alike is where did these snap
disappear to and whether it is possible to revive them back. Snapchat claimed that the Snapchat
pictures get auto-deleted after the prescribed time. The users however had the question in
mind whether they can ever revive the pictures that got auto deleted even before they could
properly understand it. The leak of the millions of photos a few months back however created
speculations all over the world regarding the hack of the servers of Snap chat. The officials
of Snapchat later claimed that the leak was not the result of the hack of their servers and that
the leak was the result of the use of the third party apps alike Snapsave. The users still were
confused whether the snaps really got deleted forever.
Forensic tools can revive the deleted pictures
Some of the forensic departments however claim that the pictures could be revived back and they
do not disappear forever. Snapchat was more appealing to the users because of the disappearing
photos and videos and some of the people believe that the Snapchat may lose its position and
popularity if the claim is proved to be true. Teenagers use this app mainly because of the unique
feature of the appearing and the disappearing photos and so critics believe that if the claims
are true they may not find this platform to be reliable enough to snap and share what they feel
without any restriction. The app Snapchat will not be special anymore of the pictures could be
What Snapchat has to say about the recovery of the deleted photos?
Some teenagers however claim that if the disappeared photos and videos could be revived back,
it will be more appealing to them as they will be able to view the auto-deleted pictures again
which had disappeared even before they can make anything out of it. Keeping aside all these
speculations, the officials of Snapchat broke the silence on the claim of the forensic departments.
It asserted that the pictures and the videos get deleted from the phones and the computers in the
same way it can get deleted from the mobile phones and the computers. So, the deleted pictures
and videos can be revived back using the right forensic tools.
However the officials of this social networking app suggest that the process to revive back the
deleted Snapchat pictures can take hours and may charge a huge amount.