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Some are more in pictures than words, driving a new iPhone app to the top of the download charts. This is for you if you’ve ever wanted an app that can send images straight to your friends’ home screens.

Read on to see how the free Locket Widget app works and what you can do with it.

Here is the backstory

It’s incredibly refreshing when talented individuals develop new applications rather than large corporations. The latest hit, Locket Widget, was created by a former Apple Worldwide Developer Conference scholarship winner.

Matt Moss, a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, set out to create an application to share images between him and his girlfriend. Several apps can do this, but Moss had something completely different in mind.

In a TikTok video that now has over 400,000 views, Moss’ girlfriend explains that he created the app for her birthday last summer. “When one of us sends an image, it appears on the other’s home screen. We’ve been using it every day since,” she said.

The first version of Locket Widget was uploaded to Apple’s App Store at the end of December. but what is it exactly?

What can you do about it

The app was developed so that the couple could send pictures to each other without having to go through various chat apps. The biggest draw for users is where the photos are displayed.

Locket Widget sits on your home screen. After adding up to five friends, you can send them Live Photos. Photos will instantly display on their home screen widget.

“Locket is a widget that shows you live photos of your friends, right on your home screen. It’s like a portal to the people you care about – a little peek into what they’re up to all the time. of the day “, read app description.

To respond, all you have to do is tap the widget, take your photo, and send it. Moss’ partner explained in the TikTok video that when it first launched on the App Store, it broke because too many people signed up.

“It’s so cool to see millions of people using an app that just got a birthday present,” his partner mentions in the TikTok video.

Just a word of warning, as we think it’s important to mention any privacy concerns to our readers. For the widget to work properly, it must collect personal information such as your mobile number and access your contacts.

But the biggest concern we have about Locket is that any photos you send to friends will be kept on the widget’s servers. There is no way to delete iPhone photos from the server or after they are sent.

It would be an easy thing to miss. It is not mentioned in the app store description and only vaguely suggested in Locket Privacy Policy. But if that doesn’t worry you, go ahead and have fun.

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