As Snapchat has grown more and more popular, it has increasingly become a target for hackers and developers looking to help users save messages that are supposed to be deleted once they are viewed. In other words, those looking to keep their naked Valentine’s Day sexts from being shared should probably look elsewhere if they want to avoid having their illicit V-Day messages spread like wildfire the next time they have a fight with their significant other. Enter ZipaClip, one of many private text, video and picture messaging services that promise to do what Snapchat no longer can: do what Snapchat is supposed to do and keep your private messages private.
“Those looking to spice up their Valentine’s Day can send private, intimate videos to their special someone without any worry of the video being saved, shared, forwarded or ending up online,” the company said in a news release. “Innovative app ‘ZipaClip’ allows users to send videos up to several minutes in length through an encrypted and secure cloud-based process.”
ZipaClip claims that its app provides a safe platform where consenting adults can share “intimate messages,” including “silly, romantic or flirty videos” without having to worry that they’ll be shared on social networks or anywhere else.
Since the app isn’t anywhere near as popular as Snapchat, the company’s claims are likely accurate and your naked pics will indeed probably be safe for now. As is the case with anything involving the Internet though, any spike in popularity could make ZipaClip a target just like Snapchat, so tread carefully.
ZipaClip is free for the iPhone and iPad, and it can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store.