Living a digital life is fun where you share photos with people and talk a lot on messages than a phone call.
While it eases communication, it also compromises security. People don’t like their private messages or photos to be permanently stored on someone else’s phone. There is no way to confirm whether they have deleted it if they say so. An app named Snapshot became so popular because it instantly deletes your private photos once the recipient viewed.
A similar service is now being offered by Kaboom app on iOS and Android. The advantage is that you can use Kaboom services to send text messages which will self-destruct in minutes, days or weeks, as you prefer.
But, it doesn’t force users to create an account but rather allows you to send a message on any service including SMS, E-mail, Whatsapp or Hangouts. That’s exceptionally convenient because people can’t switch to some random service to enjoy self-destruction features. Just specify a time after which it will automatically be removed from the recipient’s phone without a trace.
The only problem is that it doesn’t work if they have downloaded it, took a screenshot or save it in some way or the other. Privacy issues are there despite the app promising you that the message is completely shredded. It does help people to send private messages or photos on any service that could be erased remotely unless the person on the opposite end is ready to compromise it some way or the other.
Use it with caution or maybe you can consider visiting them in person if it’s really a ‘Private’ message that can’t be leaked!
Both iOS and Android users can download Kaboom from this official page.