Snapfax lets users upload an image nd send it to a machine which shreds it as it prints it out
Snapfax is encouraging users to upload images of people they really don’t like – such as “an ex you loathe” or Donald Trump. Have you ever wanted to send a picture of someone you hate from your iPhone to a fax machine and watch it be shredded to pieces? No? Well now there’s an app for that anyway.
The pictures are then beamed across the internet and printed out from a fax machine before being sent directly to a shredder.
At the moment the app, which is designed specifically for over 40s, is only giving instant virtual confirmation of successful obliteration.
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But ad agency Brothers and Sisters plan to install a physical machine to do the work for them at a glamorous bash during the Cannes Lions awards later this month.
They say it takes the “ephemerality of today’s most popular messaging platforms, such as Snapchat, and brings it into the physical world”.
Snapfax creator and entrepreneur Jacob Carney, 22, added: “You have to experience it to understand it.
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“People thought Snapchat was pointless when it was launched for only allowing pictures to be viewed for a certain period of time, but now the platform has more users than Twitter.
“Over 40s are less likely to engage with Snapchat, Instagram or other social media platforms, but Snapfax doesn’t try to push people into using technology that they find challenging, making it a brilliant new means of communication.”