Apple’s iOS 11 makes it much, much easier to record snaps
And you thought Snapchat was safe.
Apple’s latest software iOS 11 has made it much easier to record any snap someone sends you, Mic reported. That means you can get around having a mobile notification pinged to someone after you screenshot a Snapchat photo or video—all just by using a smartphone with iOS 11.
The software was released in beta Monday during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference and is therefore not fully rolled out. It’s available via a shortcut in the newly-designed Control Center.
There’s a chance Snapchat is working on a fix right now, ahead of iOS 11’s release in the fall. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Granted your snaps were never really safe. There are screen-recording apps on Android phones, like AZ screen recorder, and for iOS, you could use Quicktime and a computer. If you have a Mac computer, you could always AirPlay your phone to it and use any old screen-recording app.
Snap has done a decent job of smashing apart third-party companies that used to allow people to secretly record snaps on the phone. They violate Snapchat’s terms of service.
This wasn’t the only way Apple destroyed its relationship with social media apps. Apple’s iOS 11 also eliminates saving your sign-ins to Facebook and Twitter. That made it possible to connect your account for easy access to other apps.
So thanks very much Apple. So glad you’re bringing social functions to Apple Music while simultaneously destroying the fun of other social apps.