Has The New Screen Record Feature On iOS 11 Kinda Screwed Up Snapchat?
Hmm, not ideal
Apple’s new iOS 11 update has left Snapchat users wondering whether it’s time to ditch the app, as a new screen recording feature means that your personal snaps aren’t so secret anymore.
The whole point of Snapchat is obvs that the pictures you send to pals self-destruct after a short space of time – and if they’re brutal enough to screenshot the evidence, then a notification tells you about it.
These might just be the best celebrity face swap Snapchats you'll ever see tbh.
But Apple’s new iOS11 update features a pretty snazzy new screen recording feature which lets you record video footage of whatever is shown the screen of on your phone.
It’s pretty great if you want to record your facetime chats or a walk-through of exactly how you edit your Instagram photos – but it’s not so brilliant news for Snapchat.
The update has had users worrying whether the secret side of Snapchat will be pretty useless, with no one really knowing whether the screen recording function or Snapchat itself will let you know if someone’s recorded the whole thing as they open your Snap.
In a nutshell, Twitter seemed to suggest that it was best to keep your nudes and your double chin thumb faces to yourself for a little while.
Luckily, Snap (the firm which operates Snapchat) have now confirmed to The Sun that you don’t need to be panicking too much about your privacy.
Apparently the app will now feature screen recording notifications as well as the old screenshot alert, to let you know if it discovers someone has used the screen recording tool on your Snaps, and to name and shame the culprit.
PHEW - although if it's nudes you're worried about, it's generally just best to stick to the golden rules of safe sexting anyway and keep things vague af.
Words by Lucy Wood