Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users partying hard tonight will be able to use a new app launched today. Drunken partygoers who don't want tonight's over-the-top excesses forever memorialized on social media can use the 'OutOfYourFace' app to scan friends' profiles on social media channels and reports potentially dangerous images they wouldn't want their boss, mother, partner to see. As the clock strikes midnight and someone snaps you in an intimate clinch, half-dressed, with tomorrow's washing on show, snogging a random stranger to welcome in the New Year, how do you explain the picture in the cold light of day? Now, with the click of a button, the images can be confined to a black hole in the cyber cloud.
Adam Goodidea, 22, developer of the app, said "For a small fee, users can be certain that any pictures they or their friends have taken that they don't want to remain public, can be screened and filtered, never to be seen again." The service is thought to turn unemployed Goodidea into a millionaire overnight.
However, the service isn't without critics. Carey Champion, President of the Application Resource Society of England, said "This is a crazy idea. This app will know who you are connected to on social media. So the moment you click on a picture of drunken frolics to delete it, how do we know that the picture and the links to friends and family aren't being stored for later blackmail opportunities?"
Users will get their own chance to decide. OutOfYourFace is available on iTunes and Play Store from today.