We’ve been following the travails of messaging app Snapchat of late, especially the question of whether, or in which cases, deleted pictures or videos are actually saved on the recipient’s phone. If you’re reading this, you probably know that one of the security features of Snapchat is that once a recipient views a snap, the media file is supposed to be deleted. At least that’s what they tell users.
Business Insider came across this YouTube video posted by Nick Keck, which walks through how he found where video files are stored on his iPhone. In an earlier, well-publicized case photos were found on an Android phone, but this is a pretty clear case of how easy files are to find on an iPhone.
Keck used the file browsing utility iFile to find the videos in about ten minutes, and he believes that the pictures are there as well.
As we’ve said before, it’s not a good idea to send compromising photos or videos, especially if you are doing so with the belief that the media is magically deleted. It isn’t.
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