Snapchat enables you to talk to friends, send pictures to them, and even video chat with them. Snapchat was released in September 2011.
Snapchat was supposedly just an idea that founders Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown had while in a class at Stanford. Just one year after launch, Mark Zuckerberg—chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook—reportedly tried to buy the app for $3 billion USD.
“Snapchat isn’t about capturing the traditional Kodak moment. It’s about communicating with the full range of human emotion -- not just what appears to be pretty or perfect". This was the first snap sent by Snapchat CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel, it was posted back in 2012, when users could only post pictures.
Currently, Snapchat has over 100 million active users and 7 billion daily video views. Even the White House has joined, and has its own account. US Senator and politician Bernie Sanders was running a campaign on Snapchat during the election.
Companies are now starting to notice Snapchat's potential and are buying ads on Snapchat. Ads on Snapchat are really expensive. The cost is $450,000 on weekdays, $500,000 on weekends, and $750,000 on holidays.
At any given second, 9,000 photos on Snapchat are sent every second
I check Snapchat everyday. I use Snapchat to talk to my friends and family. My family even created a group chat. My family use the group chat to communicate even when we're not together. I use Snapchat around 15-20 minutes a day.
45% of Snapchat’s users are under 25. There are over 100 million users, nearing 200 million. Altogether, the 100 million users watch 800 hours of video per second.
Co-founders Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown created Snapchat in 2011. Back then, Snapchat was called Picaboo. One of the reasons they created Snapchat was that they wanted to send pictures that would disappear, hence, the developers using a ghost as their logo.
From May 2015 to May 2016, Snapchat's daily video views have grown 400% (from 2 billion to 10 billion).
In October 2013, Snapchat made a significant update to the platform: Stories. A Snapchat story is a photo or video you post to your very own stories section of your account, which is visible by you and all your friends. A Story is a collection of Snaps put together to create a, well, Story. Unlike direct Snaps, these can be viewed by anyone who follows you. When you send a Snap to your Story, it becomes public to your followers. Stories last up to 24 hours before disappearing, but still can only be up to 10 seconds long.
A Snapchat story is a photo or video you post to your very own stories section of your account, which is visible by you and all your friends.
Snapchat's logo/mascot is a ghost named Ghostface Chillah. The ghost represents Snapchat's "There, then gone" motto. It might also represent the fact that, even though you can't see your photo anymore doesn't mean it's actually gone.
The minimum age is 13. But, when you download it, Snapchat asks for your date of birth, and—if your birth year tells it you're under 13—you're redirected to SnapKidz. Snapkidz is a special version of Snapchat specifically for children.
A software called "mSpy" allows parents to see what their children are sending on Snapchat, as well as who they're calling, texting, emailing and where they are. The parent must download the software onto their child's phone first.
As of 2017, Evan Spiegel's net worth is 4 billion USD. Bobby Murphy's net worth is also 4 billion USD.
Teens spend a average time of nine hours on social media. Driving from Tacoma to Idaho takes about 10 hours. And for those between the ages of 8-12 spend an average of six hours.