In Google Allo’s settings, you can enable Incognito Mode, which turns on end-to-end encryption. And if you do capture those identifiable details, try using Microsoft Paint or the built-in Markup tool in the i Phone Photos app (open the photo turn Save location to off." data-src="https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-02/16/18/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-03/sub-buzz-22646-1487288249-2.jpg" data-mobile-src="https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2017-02/16/18/asset/buzzfeed-prod-fastlane-03/sub-buzz-22646-1487288249-2.jpg?In Facebook Messenger, you can enable encryption by using a feature called “Secret Conversation.” You can get to it by tapping the ( ) to start a new chat Don’t be tempted by the full-frontal mirror selfie. resize=91" data-crop="86.08" data-mobile-crop="85.96" data-span="1" data-bfa="@o:;" Your nude could easily be traced back to your house using something called EXIF data, which is embedded in every image file and can include location.If you've ever sent or received a sext, you're not alone.In a 2013 study, about 27% of all smartphone users said they receive sexts on a regular basis, and 12% admitted to sending nudes (though the people polled may have been being coy). But it's also totally normal to want to maintain control of the way your nudes are seen and distributed.That number may even be higher now, as the study came out just as Snapchat, then an ephemeral multimedia messaging platform built around disappearing photos and video, was taking off. If you want to send a nude (and have a willing participant), then send a nude. The only way to truly control your nude distribution is to do it yourself. If you decide to send nudes, you assume the risk of those nudes ending up in a public forum, and should prepare yourself for the worst case scenario — but you can significantly lower that risk by following this guide to best practices for ~sensual~ electronic communication.Just follow these simple steps: Take a pic of your goods, download the pic to an encrypted hard drive, drop in a password-protected folder, confiscate your partner’s phone, show them the image, close the file, return their phone, and proceed. These tips don’t offer a complete guarantee that your nudes won’t be leaked, but they are a good First Line of Defense Against the Dark Interwebs.
If you must, the best way to save your most sensitive photos is through the aforementioned method: on an encrypted hard drive in a password-protected folder. Under Encryption options, select 128-bit AES encryption and add a password. You can do it for individual files too, through the Preview app.Do they seem like they take basic security precautions with their devices (see: tip #2)? You can use apps that employ the most secure end-to-end encryption available, but it won’t matter if the person on the other end takes a screenshot, and “accidentally” posts it to Twitter.So make sure that the person you’re sending your Anthony Weiner to is someone who understands the value of the safekeeping of your selfie.It has a “Whisper Mode” that makes photos disappear as soon as they’re seen.When a screenshot is detected, it blurs the name of the sender (which isn’t *super* helpful, but provides at least one line of defense).One note: If you’re under 18, never, ever, under any circumstances, share a photo of yourself naked.You can be prosecuted as a sex offender, even for sending a picture of yourself consensually.Bleep (free, i OS and Android) is an app that’s ideal for people who want their images to self-destruct after they’re received.It’s made by the filesharing company Bit Torrent, uses peer-to-peer communication, and doesn’t store messages on the cloud.Snapchat will display a particular icon (an arrow with spikes) when a screenshot of your Snap has been taken.Instagram will also notify you if the recipient of a “disappearing” Instagram direct message takes a screenshot.