Why it’s popular: This app allows users to send a text message to another user, and that message will self-destruct after it’s been read. Recipients must hold their finger on a button to read the message, and the message will disappear after the user releases the button.
What parents need to know:
- Poof texting advertises that the text messages are not stored on any servers, so users may think this is a way to text things they shouldn’t without consequences.
- The app uses a phone’s data connection to send/receive messages, so if you don’t have an unlimited data plan you could see higher charges if your child uses this app constantly.