Sexting on Snapchat Isn't as Safe as You Think

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You might want to stop sending photos of your junk to other people on Snapchat. It's not as private as you think. And it could ruin your life if you don't know what you're getting into.

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For those of you who don't know, Snapchat is a photo SMS service that lets you set the lewd photo you irresponsibly beamed across town to self-destruct after just a few seconds. Its popularity is easy to explain: People want to send other people compromising photos of their private parts without any of the inconvenient downsides like getting dumped or being forced to step down from Congress. You get to send gross photos to others and those photos never end up on our blog. Everybody wins, right? RIGHT?

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Nope. As Ms. Notopoulos at Buzzfeed reports, all Snapchat users have public profiles that list the people they talk to most. Here's a screenshot, for example, of Sam's Snapchat profile:

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It's easy to find these profiles. They're located at Spapchat.com/USERNAME.

Now, let's pretend Sam has a girlfriend, and digs up this profile. What if she is not one of the people on this list? She'd probably be really upset—because what the hell do you use Snapchat for if not send others photos of your special naughty areas. This public profile could make it so nobody would want to see Sam's private parts in real life. Oops!

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So be warned, you perverts. If you're being bad on Snapchat, you're going to get found out. Just because we can't see the photos doesn't mean we don't know you're a creep. [Buzzfeed]

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citizenjames
citizenjames

I would think the bigger issue is what's to stop me from viewing the photo and taking a screen capture of it or snapping a pic with another camera?

As my wife is always quick to say, "Never let anyone photograph you naked unless you're being paid for it."