Turns out Snapchat, Poke videos don’t actually disappear

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Turns out Snapchat, Poke videos dont actually disappear

Snapchat videos vanish after a few seconds — or 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 working exactly as advertised.

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

But tests of both apps conducted by blog site BuzzFeed FWD found that the videos can actually be retrieved from a hidden spot even when users think they’re gone for good.

As detailed by BuzzFeed, an iPhone user simply has to plug the smartphone into a computer, navigate to the phone’s internal storage, and find the folders for Snapchat and Poke where the videos are stored locally. The user can then copy the videos from the phone to the computer to sneak a peek at th… [Read more]

Turns out Snapchat, Poke videos dont actually disappear

Turns out Snapchat, Poke videos dont actually disappear

Turns out Snapchat, Poke videos dont actually disappear

Turns out Snapchat, Poke videos dont actually disappear

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