Review: Snapchat for Android

Review: Snapchat for Android

There are plenty of photo-taking and photo-sharing apps for Android. But Snapchat is one of the most unique apps available today. Unlike other photo sharing apps, the pictures you send via Snapchat will be deleted within a set period of time.

Snapchat also allows users to customize their pictures using drawings or text. Once they’re ready to send a picture to contacts, they can set how long that contact will be able to view the picture before it gets deleted.

Snapchat for Android review

Once the receiver opens the picture, the timer will immediately start. Once the timer reaches whatever point the user has set, the picture will be permanently removed from the receiver’s phone.

Of course, Android-savvy readers will be thinking, “What’s to prevent somebody from taking a screenshot of the picture before it gets deleted?” Well, the creators of Snapchat went to Stanford, which means they’re not stupid. If the user receiving the photo takes a picture, Snapchat will let you know.

Using Snapchat, you can share photos with your friends and then relax knowing that they won’t have access to that picture for the rest of your life. So if you frequently send naked pictures to your friends, then Snapchat is the anti-blackmail app you need.

Although Snapchat’s advertising doesn’t ever mention the word ‘sexting’, it’s obvious that this is what Snapchat will most likely be used for. Other possible uses include:

Snapchat for Android review

-Taking pictures of top-secret documents that must be destroyed after being read

-Sharing surprise birthday party plans

-I can’t think of any other reason why you’d want to delete a picture within a set period of time besides sexting

With approximately 15 million ‘snaps’ being sent every day, Snapchat is growing among iOS and Android users. It also synchs with Facebook and Twitter, which means you can easily send pictures to contacts on your social media accounts.

So if you’re looking to practice safe sexting (or plan super-secret surprise birthday parties), then Snapchat is the app you need. It features an easy-to-use interface, simplified sharing options, and the ability to protect your privacy unlike any other photo sharing app in the world.

By | Posted on November 20, 2012 | Leave a comment