Why do Social Posts Disappear?
Minimizing your digital footprint
Social posts disappear after the option the poster chooses (1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month).
We believe in user privacy and minimizing digital footprints. Everyone has seen oversharing and 'sharenting' where all kinds of things are shared with the world permanently. Now you're in control of your digital footprint!
Kids are still protected
Note that parents still receive alerts for inappropriate content, so the disappearing messages don't affect the safety-first approach to sharing on Village Social.
Disappearing messages popularized by Snapchat have a bad reputation and deservedly so. It's different on Village for key reasons. First, explicit images are automatically blocked, so there's low risk of sending 'nudes.' Second, with parental alerts, you have the option to be notified for inappropriate language or images. This limits the prevalence of issues found on other platforms.