Teenagers are constantly using their mobile devices for TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
The app, which is owned by Snap Inc., has now released a new security tool that was published under two different terms.
According to the user guide, the first term as perceived by users of the app was that all their sent photos would “disappear” and not be saved by Snapchat.
The second term used for law enforcement officials was that Snapchat stored any and all sent photos and messages, even after they “disappeared”.
As of right now, users are able to access the “My Data” page under the app settings, and they can request and automatically generate a .zip file of all their received and sent photos, and messages.
In theory, you have teenagers sending child pornography and distributing it between their “high school significant other” who may think that once it is opened, it is deleted. And in addition, you have law enforcement officers able to access data that was originally said to be destroyed by the app, which may cause a major ruling in the courts to overrule convictions if Snapchat user data was used in any way for a criminal trial.
This new feature had come in the latest amounts of updates sent out by Snap Inc.