Snapchat, Poke videos don’t quite disappear as promised

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Snapchat, Poke videos dont quite disappear as promised

Snapchat videos vanish after a few seconds, at least that's how it's supposed to work.

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Snapchat and Poke videos shared with other people are supposed to go poof after a few seconds, but their vanishing act isn’t exactly working.

Snapchat and Facebook’s Poke apps are designed for folks who want to share photos and videos with their socially-networked friends. The appeal of both apps is that the photos and videos vanish after up to 10 seconds. That means you can send someone a potentially embarrasing or “sexty” clip of yourself, firm in the belief that it won’t live long.

But tests of both apps conducted by blog site BuzzFeed FWD found that the videos hang around in a hidden spot despite supposedly vanishing from view.

As detailed by BuzzFeed, a user simply has to plug the iPhone into a computer, navigate to the phone’s internal storage, and find the folders for Snapchat and Poke where the videos are stored locally. You can then copy the videos from your phone to your computer to sneak a peek at them. In BuzzFeed’s testing, this bug applied only to videos; photos didn’t appear to show up.

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Snapchat, Poke videos dont quite disappear as promised

Snapchat, Poke videos dont quite disappear as promised

Snapchat, Poke videos dont quite disappear as promised

Snapchat, Poke videos dont quite disappear as promised

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