Self-destructible photo messages are nothing new. After all, Snapchat set the sphere rolling then the likes of Facebook and Instagram got on completely action. If you require your images to go bye-bye automatically, then you’re not exactly except options right now.

So having claimed all that … right here’s one more. It’s called Phantom and has actually been around awhile currently.

Phantom is somewhat different to the alreadying existing alternatives out there though, given that it is focuseded on people that wish to discuss photos that self-destruct online, such as social media networks, online forums or blog sites.

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Taking an image functions in the same way though. Using the iOS or Android app, customers take a wedding photo or choose one from their collection similar to the competitors, but at this point you need to choose how long you want the image to be offered and, interestingly, just how lots of individuals you desire to see it. It’s this choice that makes Phantom different to all the rest of the ephemeral photo messaging applications, and an attribute that Phantom really ought to be making the majority of.

The disadvantage of Phantom? While you could publish a link to a picture anywhere, the person seeing it will have to doing this on a mobile phone that has actually Phantom set up. The reason for that is simple: privacy.


By making folks use its own app to view messages, Phantom preserves the control it should execute the self-destruction includes we told you around earlier. Without compeling the use of its own app, Phantom couldn’t stop folks from just taking screenshots of the picture they’re looking at. As things are now, the app disables screenshots on Android and definitely outlaws customers which take screenshots on iOS. Those with messages that have actually had screenshots taken will certainly be alerted of the breach, together with the name of the person responsible. Sly, definitely.

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Phantom might not be latest thing in ephemeral image messaging, but it’s one more alternative for those that require it.

Phantom is free and could be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store right now.

(Download: Phantom for iPhone / Android)

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