Vanishing Words: A Guide to Ephemeral Messaging

This checklist outlines everything your employees need to verify before they use ephemeral messaging apps.


Ephemeral messaging—aka self-destructing apps—are an easy way to send a quick status update. But, when it comes to business discussions, your employees need to know the DOs and DON’Ts of using these apps to keep your company out of hot water.

This checklist covers all the bases from making sure they’re authorized to use these apps to only sending non-sensitive info that’s already documented in company systems. And if they’re still unsure, it tells them who to reach out to.

Looking to balance out the yin with some yang? Check out the Careful Virtual Communications job aid or Message (Kind of) Deleted awareness material to create a harmonious training campaign.

Who’s it for?

All Employees