Psss...iOS 7 lets users take screenshots of Snapchat messages without squealing
But there is a punishment for those who try to allow a Snapchat to live on in the form of a screenshot. The sender of the disappearing message receives notification that a screenshot of the message was taken. This was done to allow someone sending an X-rated Snapchat message to know who is sending him/her those threatening blackmail letters.
Once iOS 7 is installed on Apple iPhone and Apple iPad units through the land, those days of knowing if that Snapchat picture of you wearing nothing but a smile has been memorialized using a screenshot. The release notes for iOS 7 beta 2 says that "Active touches are no longer canceled when the user takes a screenshot." Because the removal of an Active Touch is how Snapchat determines if a screenshot has been taken of a message, on iOS 7, Snapchat users will not be able to know if one was taken.
Can Snapchat come up with a fix that will allow message senders to know when their secret messages have been kept for posterity? If not, the release of iOS 7 could mean the beginning of the end of this innovative and quirky messaging app.
source: Snapchats via MacRumors, Gizmodo
6. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)
taking a screenshot is an android feature
7. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
Actually android didnt even natively support screenshots until 4.0+
8. downphoenix (Posts: 2586; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
actually iOS had that feature for about 2 years before Android got it.
9. Blazers (Posts: 272; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Son, have you ever heard of S60? It had this ability before Android even existed. So who's copying who? Come up with a better argument next time that doesn't make you look like an ass.