Picit is a newly released social application for Windows Phone, which allows users to exchange real-time photos (so called picits), with an attached expiry time. Currently, the user can select a viewing time-limit between 1 and 15 seconds; once the recipient opens the picit, it will be displayed for the specified time, after which it disappears from the phone.
All picits are permanently deleted from the service backend once retrieved by the recipient, and strong encryption is used on the backend for securing user data.
Screenshots can be taken on Windows Phone 8, as the functionality is provided by the operating system and cannot be disabled (on WP7, screenshots can only be taken on dev-unlocked phone). Methods for making screenshots more difficult are being planned.
Picit supports normal push notifications for received picits (toast and live tile). Additionally the Unification notification center is supported. Contacts can be searched for by username or e-mail address (other methods for finding contacts are planned for forthcoming updates).
Picit is available for Windows Phone 7 and 8, and can be downloaded for free from the Windows Phone Store here, or alternatively, by scanning the QR code below.