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Snapchat is a messaging app with a difference. Snapchat came into existence in 2011, and it is developed by Snap, Inc. You can use Snapchat to send pictures and videos, called snaps, which will self-destruct after a certain period of time. This is one of the several applications of this social interaction app.

Snapchat was developed with a motive to provide something unique to the users. This approach led to the emergence of a feature wherein users can send pictures and videos to their friends, only for a limited time period of 1-10 seconds. The limited time frame lets a user live in the moment. As it is temporary, the user will not miss the opportunity to experience it with complete devotion.

Install Snapchat to share lively moments with your friends. To add new contacts, just share your Snapcode. You can access the Snapcode from the Profile section.

To create snaps, you just need to capture photos and videos using the camera from the app’s interface. You can edit these snaps using fascinating filters, geofilters, doodles, emojis, stickers, and colors.

Share these snaps with your friends to intimate your present status. Before sending the snap, you can save the snap in the Memories section. As the snaps are self-destructive, you can choose to save the precious ones in the Memories section. You can also save the snaps in the Stories section but we will discuss it later. The receivers of the snaps can save them by taking a screenshot of the screen.

My Story is an intriguing option in Snapchat. Unlike snaps, Stories are visible for 24 hours. You can create a Story by adding a snap in the My Story section. Add multiple snaps to create a series of snaps in the Story. Your friends can view the story for 24 hours. View your favorite content from renowned publishers using the Discover option.

Snapchat is not restricted to Snaps and Stories. Snapchatters can initiate chats on the Chat screen. Select a contact from the list, and tap the chat icon to exchange messages. The chat option incorporates text messages, emojis, stickers, photos, and videos. You can also make an audio or a video call. The receiver has the option of activating Watch or Join mode. In the Watch mode, you cannot view the receiver. In the Join mode, both the participants can view each other during a video call.

Snapchat is integrated with Lenses feature for applying humorous effects to your pictures. It utilizes facial recognition software for identifying facial expression. Afterward, a user can apply various effects on the face.

Snapchat users can send money to their friends using Snapcash feature. Snapchat collaborated with Square to provide remittance services to their users.

Bottom Line

Snapchat is a happening app that facilitates enhanced social interaction. For sharing precious or lighthearted moments with your friends and family, Snapchat is a suitable option. It offers multiple options like texting, video calls, stories, memories, Snapcash, etc.


  • Robust framework
  • Offers various interactive features
  • Available in different languages


  • Some of the features are paid
  • The regular use may lead to addiction

Snap, Inc.
191 MB
English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, etc.
Content rating:
Rated 12+ for the following:
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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