News24xx.com - People cheat. Well, not everyone, but let’s admit it — extramarital affairs are downright common. In the age of short-lived nuptials and serial divorces, even the most devoted husbands and wives can succumb to temptation.
Before the era of internet-connected apps, we probably had to rely on plain old snooping on an unattended mobile phone to catch a cheating spouse. The technology of today, especially smartphones, have made it simultaneously harder and easier to cheat on each other.
In many ways, tech makes infidelity effortless to pull off. Spouses can hold erotic video chats and exchange ephemeral images and text messages with their lovers in several ways. Sure, phones tend to leave a trail of communication — digital footprints of sorts — between people. But at the same time, certain apps make it easier than ever to conceal these communications from everyone they know.
That being said, there are also apps available to help catch a cheating partner in action. Take a gander below.
If you have a sneaking suspicion that your spouse has been cheating, these apps in his or her smartphone could hold some hints of infidelity.
Viber is a third-party messaging app that is available on all major devices. It may appear like a harmless messaging app (and it is if it's not being used with cruel intent), but it is the perfect app for affairs.
Viber allows you to start secret chats and conversations which will let you set a self-destruct timer for every message in your conversation so that after your message is read, it'll be automatically deleted from your recipient’s phone. The raciest of messages, images, and videos can be safely sent because they'll disappear after they've been read.
Viber also supports end-to-end encryption, which means that any type of information you share in-app will always remain between yourself and the person you're talking to. Messages make its way from your device to the recipient’s in the form of an encrypted code that only their device can translate to plain text using an encryption key. If you pick up your partner’s phone and search through their chats, you will not be able to see their conversations with the other person. You are required to key in the pin to view hidden chats. So, no one — not even Viber — can read your messages.
Snapchat was originally invented to send naughty photos and have them disappear immediately. It was an alternative to sexting because messages can’t be saved in Snapchat — Snaps are set to disappear after opening. Photos and videos can’t be shown to others or land in the hands of the wrong person unless the recipient jumps through some hoops to do so.
Telegram is specifically built for anonymity. Secret Chat messages can be programmed to self-destruct automatically from both participating devices. This way you can send all types of disappearing content — messages, photos, videos, and even files. Secret Chats use end-to-end encryption to ensure that a message can only be read by its intended recipient. Everything on Telegram, including chats, groups, media, etc. is encrypted. To give you an idea, Hong Kong protestors use Telegram to safeguard their telephone numbers and identities from spying Chinese authorities.
If you didn’t already know, WhatsApp also supports end-to-end encryption which ensures only you and the person you are communicating with can read what is sent and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp. But that won’t stop someone from reading through messages if he or she has access to the phone, so the common trick is to archive WhatsApp conversations to hide it without permanently deleting them.