Threat Level – Very High
Clipchat is another picture sharing app in the world of self destructing photos that started with SnapChat.
If something is doing well and making money, you can rest assured knowing other companies are going to try and copy. We have seen this with Idelete and now with Clipchat. So you ask yourself. What is the difference?
There is not a whole lot of difference with this app. The concept is the same. Share photos or videos for a short time before the picture deletes itself. With Clipchat, there is a predetermined time frame of 5 seconds. As of right now, you cannot choose different time frames for the person you are sending to be able to view. There are some cosmetic angles that are different with pixeling of the pics before you view them, but that really is purely cosmetic.
One different aspect of this app versus others is more of a social feel with being able to leave messages with your followers. Everything else is just cosmetic. Of course, they are trying to market the encryption of your pics being private and not obtainable due to deletion method. I have a rule of thumb when it comes to technology and data. If you send it, there is no way you can get it back. Keep that in the back of your mind because there usually is a way to get the images through these kind of photo sharing apps.
I ranked this at a very high threat level app, due to it being an app that you cannot monitor very easily and will have to stay up on your kids friends list to see who and what they are sharing via this app.
I’m sure more clones are coming like this so brace yourself and stay educated.
Blue app, white camera, play button, camera with play button