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Update Snapchat – iOS 11 let people secretly record your snaps

The iPhone got a new, built-in screen recording feature.
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Everyone with an iPhone (OK not everyone, but a large group of people) was excited for the release of iOS 11 Tuesday

"That's because downloading a new iOS is almost like getting a new phone, but without dropping $1,000," GoMN's own Melissa Turtinen argued.

One of the biggest new features is a screen recording option that's built into the iPhone. All you need to do is turn it on under Settings -> Control Center -> Customize Controls.

From then on, when you swipe up to open the control panel, it'll include a record button. Here's a video explanation:

Cool right?

Yeah – except when you send a Snapchat you don't really want somebody to make a recording of. 

The new built-in screen record feature apparently doesn't trigger Snapchat's alert system. So if your friend uses the iOS record button to save a snap you sent, you won't know.

Snapchat has an update

A few people have noted they were getting screenshot notifications when someone tried to use the iOS record feature on Snapchat – but it was inconsistent, with most people getting no alerts, and others being told long after, the Telegraph said.

Snapchat though already has an update that should fix it.

A spokesperson told Mashable the most recent update – 10.17.5, released Sept. 19 – will be able to tell if the iOS screen record was used.

But it will only work right if the person who is doing the recording also updates their Snapchat app. 

When it comes down to it, you should probably just take Snapchat's warning on the App Store seriously all the time.

"Snapchatters can always capture or save your messages, such as by taking a screenshot or using a camera. Be mindful of what you Snap!"

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