WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Snapchat retains copies of your Snaps for 30 days, so long as they’ve yet to be viewed by all the recipients of your Snaps – and thus, Snapchat can provide these “un-opened” Snaps to law enforcement if in response to a certain types of legal processes, including subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants.
- Snapchat keeps records of “meta data” (i.e., the user name(s), e-mail, phone number, timestamp and IP addresses, and other account information) for all Snapchat accounts sending or receiving the messages.
- The pictures and videos (content) of the a users Snapchats may also discoverable by law enforcement, but only in limited circumstances and only in response to a valid federal or state search warrant.
Can police see my Snapchats?