Why it’s popular: Unlike other temporary apps, Burn Note’s unique display system makes it more difficult (but not impossible) to copy or take a screenshot of sent messages. Though sending sensitive information via SMS (such as a PIN) isn’t the smartest idea, Burn Note makes it safer.
What parents need to know:
- Deleted texts cannot be recovered. Burn Note claims to completely expunge deleted messages from its server. Unread messages self-destruct after 30 days.
- Burn Note doesn’t share personal information with third parties for analytics or advertising purposes.
- Recipients don’t need to have Burn Note. You can send a message to an email address or a phone contact. The note will show up as a link.