From Selfie Messaging Apps to Self-Destructing Messaging Services

By: Michael Hines - Mar 19, 2015
The best way to see how Snapchat forever changed the mobile application landscape is by browsing through all of these ephemeral app examples. Before the self-destructing photo-sharing service launched, storing data was the thing. Now, app companies can't get rid of your information fast enough, be it a photo, video or text message.

These ephemeral app examples are all inherently social in nature, but don't be surprised if this shifts in the near future. Privacy in the tech world is a hot-button issue, and there may soon be apps designed to temporarily store and then destroy everything from documents to Google Maps search history. For now, though, these apps only expunge your online social footprint. Everything else you'll have to do yourself, for now.