Snapchat is a mobile app that allows users to send and receive “self-destructing” photos and videos. Photos and videos taken with the app are called Snaps.
Snapchat uses the device’s camera to capture Snaps and Wi-fi technology to send them. The app allows the sender to draw or insert text on the Snap and determine how many seconds (1-10) the recipient can view it before the file disappears from the recipient’s device. Messages can only be viewed once — and during the viewing period, the recipient must maintain contact with the device’s touchscreen or the Snap disappears.
Snapchat is also a fun messaging app. You can take a photo or a video with it, then add a caption or doodle or lens graphic over top, and send it to a friend. Alternatively, you can add it to your “story”, a 24-hour collection of your photos and videos, which you broadcast to the world or just your followers.
Those things are part of the various features within Snapchat. At its core, Snapchat is used to send photos and videos – called snaps – to friends. Your friends can view snaps for up to 10 seconds, and then they disappear. While that’s all fine and dandy, many people are still left stumped by Snapchat.
They can’t seem to understand why someone would actually want to send brief pictures or videos to friends, especially if they can’t be saved. Well, they can be “saved”, because Snapchat has more to offer than what meets the eye. Life’s more fun when you live in the moment 🙂 Happy Snapping!
Please note: Snapchatters can always capture or save your messages, such as by taking a screenshot or using a camera. Be mindful of what you Snap.
What is Snapchat?
Snapchat is a photo- and video-messaging app. It launched in 2011.
Snapchat is unique in that all photos and videos only last a brief amount of time before they disappear forever, making the app ephemeral in nature, though you can take a screenshot of snaps to save them in picture form. As of May 2014, the app’s users were sending 700 million snaps a day.
Due to the instant popularity of Snapchat, Facebook reportedly offered to acquire Snapchat for $3 billion. One of the app’s cofounders declined the cash offer however. Facebook later launched a similar app (Slingshot), which failed.
Who uses Snapchat?
Everyone uses Snapchat. But it is directed toward teens and adults.
Snapchat is mostly a hit among teenagers, according to several research firms, though it is catching on and embracing new demographics every day. Viners (personalities who use the Vine app), for instance, are known to use Snapchat’s story feature as an alternative means of communicating with fans.
Here are some of the common terms and phrases used in the Snapchat world:
- Snapchatters: Snapchat users
- Snaps: Photos or videos taken via Snapchat (you can send a snap to a snapchatter, but it can only be viewed by the recipient for one to 10 seconds before it disappears forever)
- Snapback: A reply to a snap
- Story: A snap you can broadcast to followers (recipients can view it an unlimited amount of times in 24 hours, and you can also post multiple snaps to your story in one day to create a narrative of sorts)
- Scores: The total number of snaps you have sent and received (appears next to your name in friends’ contact lists and vice versa)
- Chat: A feature that lets you privately/directly message friends
- Here: A feature that lets you start a live video chat within a direct message
Google Play Link: Snapchat Apk
- Easy Main screen
- Adding Contacts
- Making Snaps
- Sending Snaps
- Viewing Snap backs
- Sending Stories
- Viewing Stories
- Viewing Scores
- Chatting with friends
- Using Here
- Sending money
- Applying Lenses
- Extra Replays
File Name : Latest Snapchat Apk
File Size : 49.1 MB
Publisher : not-available
OS Support: Android