It has a “Whisper Mode” that makes photos disappear as soon as they’re seen.
When a screenshot is detected, it blurs the name of the sender (which isn’t *super* helpful, but provides at least one line of defense).
You can choose to protect the photo with one security measure, or all of them at once.
Do they seem like they take basic security precautions with their devices (see: tip #2)? You can use apps that employ the most secure end-to-end encryption available, but it won’t matter if the person on the other end takes a screenshot, and “accidentally” posts it to Twitter.
So make sure that the person you’re sending your Anthony Weiner to is someone who understands the value of the safekeeping of your selfie.
Bleep (free, i OS and Android) is an app that’s ideal for people who want their images to self-destruct after they’re received.
It’s made by the filesharing company Bit Torrent, uses peer-to-peer communication, and doesn’t store messages on the cloud.
I’d recommend using an app with audited, full encryption (like Signal or Whats App) and deleting the photos and videos right after they’re sent, but these apps are also good options for adding another layer of security.
Privates (free, i OS) is a good app for preventing screenshotting.
In Whats App, open a conversation and tap the recipient’s icon to set Save Incoming Media to Never and Clear Chat.
These settings only delete the images from your phone (and not your sextee’s), so teach them how to do the same.
One note: If you’re under 18, never, ever, under any circumstances, share a photo of yourself naked.
You can be prosecuted as a sex offender, even for sending a picture of yourself consensually.
However, neither of these notification features prevent someone from taking the screenshot in the first place, and they could easily take advantage of the app’s biggest loophole: taking a photo of the screen with another device.