Why it’s popular: This app allows users to send text messages that “self-destruct.” The app touts that you can “say what you want, honest and unfiltered. Messages disappear after they’re read, ensuring all of your communication remains private, confidential and always off the record.”
What parents need to know:
- This app is a way for users to send texts of a sexual nature – the message is available during a single swipe and is then gone forever.
- Confide doesn’t store messages on its servers. If you think your child is having an inappropriate relationship, the makers of the app can’t help you track down messages shared on the app.
- Because messages “self destruct,” this app could be used for cheating on exams.