The Los Angeles Times is reporting:
After you open a Snapchat image, it disappears. But with the right software, those images can be restored, according to a data retrieval company.
Decipher Forensics of Utah says it can extract and restore images sent to Android smartphones on Snapchat even after they have been opened. The company, which specializes in retrieving data that has been deleted, said it can do this by using specialized forensics software to go into the folders used by the Snapchat app. Once it has located the image files, Decipher Forensics then edits the file name in order to restores the images.
The company’s claims may be alarming for some users, considering Snapchat markets itself by saying that after content has been viewed, it “disappears forever.”