Originally Held February 16, 2022

Instant Messaging Apps & OSINT Investigations

Multimedia instant messaging apps enable people to share pictures and videos with their social networks around the globe. Some multimedia instant messaging apps incorporate a feature that enables users to share content that self-destructs after a short period of time, making it inaccessible to recipients after this period. 

Self-destructing messages have afforded criminals an opportunity to advertise illicit goods for sale, like drugs and weapons, in a way that limits detection by law enforcement agencies. Billions of multimedia messages are sent via these services each day, with many available for public consumption.

To download The Definitive Guide to Instant Messaging Apps & OSINT Investigations, click here.

Watch the Instant Messaging Apps & OSINT Investigations Webinar On-Demand

Meet Your Presenter

Steve Adams, Product Marketing Manager at Skopenow

Steve Adams is a criminal intelligence specialist who works with a focus on internet investigations. As a Product Marketing Manager at Skopenow, he communicates the features and benefits of Skopenow’s products and demonstrates techniques for internet investigations (OSINT) through webinars and written communications. He previously worked in UK law enforcement and has extensive experience providing training and education in criminal and security intelligence.


We will be using Zoom Webinar to host this event. Should any technical issues arise, please email support@skopenow.com. We will also be recording this presentation for those who can not attend or ran into technical issues.

Zoom Webinar System Requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in, USB plug-in, or:
  • An HD cam or HD camcorder with a video-capture card
  • macOS X with macOS 10.9 or later, Windows 10*, Windows 8 or 8.1, Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
  • Mint 17.1
  • Supported tablet and mobile devices
  • Surface PRO 2 or higher and running Win 8.1 or higher
  • Note: Tablets running Windows 10 must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.
  • iOS and Android devices