Your ‘self-destructing’ Snapchat video isn’t

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Snapchat might let you send videos that disappear after a few seconds, but its users should probably know that the content isn’t deleted — the recipient can still access it just by plugging his or her iPhone into a computer. BuzzFeed reports that by using a free, readily-available file browsing app you can still grab copies of the expired videos from your iOS device (no word on Android since a more obvious bug was fixed last week), and without jailbreaking. Facebook’s Snapchat competitor Poke is better in this regard, but not by a whole lot: videos are deleted after they’ve been viewed, but can still be pulled off the device beforehand. We’ve been able to duplicate the results from both apps.

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