If you've never heard of Snapchat, god! You guys are so behind the times! This app is like MMS and Mission Impossible all in one! Except it's not Mission Impossible because that's an old person show and who cares about Tom Cruise anymore? No time for watching movies when we're busy sending self-destructing pictures to each other. Set a timer on a message and, once it runs out, the recipient can no longer see your photo. That's how Snapchat has always worked and now the Android version can send videos as well!

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If you have to ask why someone might need an app that destroys photos and videos after they've been seen, then perhaps you're not the target market. The rest of you can use your imagination. In addition to the video feature, the update also brings improved notifications and some speed improvements.

The innocent of mind and pure of heart can grab the update via the widget below.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Ryuuie

    This app was pretty much created for sexting, wasn't it? :v

    ...Except, you know...screenshots.

    • Norman Farmer

      I think it tells the other person if you took a screenshot, but then it' be too late now wouldn't it? lol

      • IncCo

        Depends if you want more pictures from that person.. ? =P

    • Ryan Yakus

      the app tells the sender if a screenshot was taken, so if you like what you see, and you know, want more, you best not take that screenshot

      • Ryuuie

        I have more than one phone with a camera, a webcam, and an actual digital cam...I'm sure I'm not alone. :P If someone wants a pic without someone knowing, they'll get a pic.

        Not to mention, the local news did a thing on this and none of the people seemed to care about screenshots.

      • raindog469

        Does the app detect ShootMe, or only the built-in Android screenshot facility? (I don't cam, ever, but I'm curious about their gimmick and its implementation.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.breszkovics D├íniel Breszkovics

    Snapchat is for pussies.

    • Ryan Yakus

      only if you're doing it right

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

        I'll call it, best response of the day!

  • Ryan

    Haha this app is the epitome of online stupidity today. Over sharing is already crazy on social media. Anyone using this app to send dirty photos deserves to have their photos all over the Web. It is very easy to screen shot without the other user knowing. There's always someone smarter out there, don't be so naive to think your naked photos aren't being copied. Lol i promise.

    • itznfb

      Pretty sure that's the point...

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  • FrillArtist

    Why would anyone want to put up an incriminating picture of themselves that can be later used to possibly blackmail or trap them?

    • dustybressue

      Trust me I know....people woll threaten u...and when u give it they will use it as black mail ......when you try to break up... then they become stalkers lol....

  • Xpgamer7

    As an (end of life as) teenager I can tell you that this app is highly popular for sending stupid pictures often in an attempt at humor. It's really popular.

  • aatifsumar

    "Keep Your Pants On:..." Or, don't.

  • Paludal

    Not Tom Cruise, thats not Mission Impossible, Its Peter Graves as James Phelps in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060009/ The original TV series. from 1966. (Found that when loking for the 1988 Version, after a local TV station showed old series. I am not THAT old. ;) )

  • Nicole

    I have a Toshiba thrive. And i try to download it and it says "this app is not compatible with your TOSHIBA AT100!?

  • drew

    snapchat wont work on my galaxy Express does anyone know how to fix that

  • ash

    Hi ive got snapchat but cannot view videos sent to me but can send them succesfully . I have a samsung galaxy ace .any suggestions plz thx

  • JayJay

    Can anyone tell me if snapchat will work on straight talk, net10, I wireless or any of the prepay phone and if so, what phone do I need to buy