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.
Here is the most important sexting advice of all: Only send NSFW content to people you trust.
Does the recipient seem like someone who would publish your nudes as revenge or use them as blackmail?
That number may even be higher now, as the study came out just as Snapchat, then an ephemeral multimedia messaging platform built around disappearing photos and video, was taking off. If you want to send a nude (and have a willing participant), then send a nude. The only way to truly control your nude distribution is to do it yourself. If you decide to send nudes, you assume the risk of those nudes ending up in a public forum, and should prepare yourself for the worst case scenario — but you can significantly lower that risk by following this guide to best practices for ~sensual~ electronic communication.
Just follow these simple steps: Take a pic of your goods, download the pic to an encrypted hard drive, drop in a password-protected folder, confiscate your partner’s phone, show them the image, close the file, return their phone, and proceed. These tips don’t offer a complete guarantee that your nudes won’t be leaked, but they are a good First Line of Defense Against the Dark Interwebs.
It has some anti-screenshot measures that make it hard to capture the screen without the assistance of another person.