Snapchat Facts

Snapchat Facts
Snapchat is an app that allows users to send image messages. It was created by Reggie Brown, Bobby Murphy, and Evan Spiegel, and developed by Snapchat Inc. Snapchat's main concept is that pictures and messages are only visible for a limited time, and are hen no longer accessible. Snapchat was originally released in 2011 only for the iOS but was released a few months later as an app called Snapchat. The app was originally for person-to-person sharing, but additional features were added to allow for short videos, video chat, and the ability to save chats. The My Story feature was added in 2013. Further features include Our Story, Memories, Geostickers, Official Stories, and World Stickers.
Interesting Snapchat Facts:
The inspiration for Snapchat was born when a friend of Murphy and Spiegel reportedly regretted having sent a photo to someone. The friend was Brown. He was later removed from the group by Murphy and Spiegel.
When the creators of Snapchat revealed their idea to their classmates at Stanford University most of their classmates didn't think it was a good idea.
Snapchat was originally names Picaboo. It was later rebranded when it was added to Google Play.
Approximately 166 million users use Snapchat every day.
Approximately 301 million people use Snapchat at least once a month.
The average number of Snapchats sent each day is 3 billion.
Approximately 43% of Snapchat users are in North America.
There are roughly 9,000 images sent via Snapchat each minute.
It is estimated that 35% of Snapchat users like the app and use it because their content disappears after it is seen.
The ad revenue that is projected to be earned by Snapchat in 2017 is expected to reach more than $935 million.
In 2014, 4.6 million Snapchat users were hacked for their usernames and partial phone numbers.
The NCAA determined that coaches are able to use Snapchat for recruiting purposes.
Snapchat is estimated to be worth more than $800 million.
In 2013 Mark Zuckerberg attempted to buy Snapchat from Murphy and Spiegel, for $1 billion but they declined. Zuckerberg came back a month later and offered $3 billion but they declined the offer.
The mascot for Snapchat is Ghostface Chilla.
The majority of Snapchat users are between the ages of 18 and 29 year old.
It is estimated that roughly 70% of the users of Snapchat are female.
Snapchat Stories allows users to link content which can be viewed for 24 hours an unlimited number of times.
Most teenagers that use Snapchat do so to send funny photos, jokes, funny faces and other fun images to their friends.
There is an app for kids under the age of 13 called Snapchat Kidz that allows kids to take photos and caption and draw on the images but they are not able to send the images to anyone.
The main users of Snapchat are millennials.
Snapchat was rebranded as Snap Inc. in 2016.
In 2016 Snap Inc. announced that it was releasing Spectacles, glasses that would allow the user to record 10 seconds of video.

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