A person who is “self-deleting text” sends a message which automatically deletes itself after it has been read. This is most often done by people texting, posting on social media, or sending an email. It is important to be aware of the changing landscape that arises with the latest technology. In particular, it’s important to be aware of how this type of technology affects your personal privacy as well as security when operating online. Here are ways to protect your privacy when using self-deleting text:
Always use the message recipients name
People you are sending a self-deleting text to will have an insight into who you are by the name. The best way to send a self deleting text message is by directly addressing the receiver. This will prevent anyone who is looking to gain access to information regarding you from knowing what you are sending and whom it is addressed to.
Be careful of the contact information
The contact information is another way to keep cybercriminals from gaining access to you or the recipient. To avoid this, provide only your email address of your cellphone number if you are delivering your text, tweet, or post. Never provide any other personal information such as full name, social security number, or birth date.
Remember that there are consequences
To add even more protection for your privacy and safety online is to never send self-deleting text messages in public place. This will ensure that the receiver of your message knows that the text was never intended to be seen by anyone else. Therefore, make sure to use your self-deleting text only in a private setting.
The most important aspect of protecting your privacy is to never send a self-deleting text message.
The best way to protect yourself against cybercriminals is to never have the chance that they will be able to see your message.
When the sender sends a self-deleting text, it will be deleted from the receivers’ device at a certain time after it has been read, making it impossible for cybercriminals to read and use the free information you are sending.