Snapchat is a video sending application. It was founded by the then Stanford University students
Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy as final year project. It was primarily an application that could
sender can set a time limit during which only the recipient can view the photos after the expiry of
the set time limit the pictures get hidden from the recipient’s device and then later gets deleted
from the company’s server. If the photos have not been viewed by the recipient then they stay on
the company’s server for a period of 30 days. And as for the videos they have the liberty to seen
as many times as possible during a time interval of 24 hours after which they to get deleted. The
photos which we send are known as snaps.
Misuses Of Snapchat:
But the claim of the Snapchat organization that the snaps get deleted after viewing came under
the scanner as a leading magazine published reports that the so called deleted snaps can be
retrieved by a little of technical knowledge. They also stated that with the use of proper forensic
tools the deleted snaps and other personal data can easily be downloaded. A well known security
organization also published that there are a few user names with which one can easily have
access to user call numbers and also have access to the user contact list. This led to the bulk
downloading of user’s personal information. Apart from these Snapchat has also been used for
what we know as sexting, as quite a majority of people have admitted of using Snapchat for
sexting. Sexting is the sending of various vulgar snaps often for their own personal reasons or for
insulting others. This vulgar contents contain sex pictures, pornographic pictures, pornographic
videos and not to forget other nude pictures. There are also reports that a few people have
complained that they have received vulgar contents and contents from people whom they don’t
even know and they are not also in their contact list.
Apart from these serious claims snapchat also has many fun things to offer. They have a sticker
feature which helps to depict almost all of the human expression heard off or felt. Right starting
from birthday, anniversary stickers this features has stickers to wish good morning, night
afternoon also. Love confessing stickers, to heartbroken stickers, sex stickers and also nude girl’s
stickers. In addition to these sticker features Snapchat also has a feature known as the clipart.
This clipart feature enables you to edit your pictures and make your own stylish selfies. With the
help of clipart one can get rid of the unwanted surrounding pictures and make your picture looks
like picture perfect.
Although Snapchat has many features which can spoil the children from a very young age. It is
the responsibility of the parents to see that their child uses the application in the manner which it
is meant to be. Leaving the children at the mercy of Snapchat and blaming the organization
afterwards won’t help any body.