Why Your Disappearing Photos Might Not Be Safe

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Why Your Disappearing Photos Might Not Be Safe

A range of photo- and video-sharing services offer self-destructing messages, but don’t count on your snaps being erased. 

WhatsApp now will let you send private and disappearing photos and videos. After the recipient opens the image for the first time, “View Once” deletes it, without saving it to a phone. WhatsApp said the feature is aimed at “giving users, even more, control over their privacy.” Experts urge caution, however, with your private pics. 

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“It’s important that users understand that there are workarounds to WhatsApp View Once feature,” Lynette Owens, the global director of internet safety for kids and families at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, told Lifewire in an email interview. 

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