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Snapchat

4.5
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Snapchat is a photo-sharing application developed by two students from Stanford University.

Users can use this application to take pictures, videos, add text and images. Users of Snapchat are called snubs.

One of its primary functions of Snapchat is that all the photos have a life span of 1 to 10 seconds. All these pictures will be automatically destroyed after users have sent them to their friends at the preset time. Meanwhile, users will be noticed if the receiver is trying to capture the picture during this period. This application provides a safe platform for young people since there is no sign left for that information they have sent to each other.

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App Details

Snapchat
  • PriceFree
  • Category Social
  • Version11.72.0.32
  • SourceAcquire from our original servers
  • DeveloperSnap Inc
  • System
  • Package Namecom.snapchat.android
  • Rating
    4.5
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April 11, 2022: YouTube Link Stickers

Snapchat is partnering with Youtube to launch a new feature that allows users to share YouTube videos as a sticker in their snap. With this new feature, users can simply open any YouTube video they want, tap the “Share” button and choose the Snapchat icon to share the video. They can also create an original Snap with creative layers and automated YouTube stickers that will take viewers directly to the video in their YouTube app or default mobile browser.

April 8, 2022: New sign language lens

Snapchat is partnering with Sign All to launch a new lens that helps users to learn the American Sign Language Alphabet. With the help of augmented reality technology, the new lens teaches users to fingerspell their name using individual letters. Users can also practice the ASL alphabet and play games to test their ASL skills.

March 28, 2022: New augmented reality lens

Snapchat is partnering with Cirque du Soleil and Verizon to roll out a new augmented reality lens that allows users to watch the renowned “O” performance right from their phone. With the help of motion capture technology and 5G Ultra Wideband, snapchatters around the U.S will be able to watch the exciting aquatic live show “O” performance which is currently playing at Bellagio in Las Vegas.

March 22, 2022: The Ban of Anonymous Messaging From Third-Party Apps

To limit bullying and harassment as well as to create a safer internet environment on its platform, Snapchat has banned anonymous messaging from third-party apps. People can only be messaged by users whose identities you can see.

March 18, 2022: Custom landmarkers

Snapchat is launching a new feature that allows users to build augmented reality experiences for local landmarks. Named “custom landmarkers”, this new tool enables individuals and businesses to create their own AR effects linked to any local places, including statues, storefronts and more. The tool can be accessed through physical Snapcodes shown at the landmark or on a Lens creator’s profile.

March 17, 2022: New Holi-themed Features

With the arrival of the festival of Holi, Snapchat will be adding some special Holi themed AR Lenses, Gulaal Bitmoji, curated Holi playlists, Holi stickers, Holi Bitmojis and so on. Users will be able to add specific location-based filters to photos from across 500 different locations and 32 different cities in India. In the meantime, Snapchat has also introduced ‘Holi Beard’ lens and a lens to wish Holi in different languages that users can engage with and celebrate. These Lenses will be available on Snapchat, Discover, Spotlight platform, Samsung Fun Mode and Google Camera Go. Snapchatters will be able to activate these holiday special Lenses on Snap Maps directly.

March 7, 2022: Snapchat Removes “Heatmap” in Ukraine

The feature “heatmap” of Snapchat is used to indicate areas where Snapchat users are publicly sharing a lot of content. So out of safety precaution, Snapchat has temporarily disabled this feature in Ukraine and has been working to make Snap Map, a location-based feature to which people can submit photos and videos they want to make publicly available, safer for users in Ukraine.

February 25, 2022: You can now change your username

Snapchat users can now change their usernames without impacts on users’ accounts, such as their friend lists, Snap codes, Snap scores, memories, etc. All iOS and Android users globally can do this starting February 23rd, but they can only change their usernames once per year.

So how to change your Snapchat username?

  • Tap the Bitmoji icon in the top-left corner of your screen, head to the profile section;
  • Tap the gear icon to select settings;
  • Click “username”, you’ll see a “change username” button marked in blue;
  • Enter a new username and hit “next” to finalize the change.

February 22, 2022: Real-time location sharing

Snapchat announced a new feature, real-time location sharing, which is meant to be used as a temporary system while friends and family are en route to a date. This new setting can only be used between mutual friends on the app, and users can pause sharing without sending the other party a notification. To activate the new feature, users navigate to a friend’s profile and select the duration of location sharing. Its status is visible within the chat window.

February 17, 2022: Ticketmatcher Mini

Snapchat has announced a new partnership with Ticketmaster that helps users to discover live events in a much easier way. The new feature called Ticketmatcher Mini can curate a selection of local shows based on individual users' specific tastes. To better recommend the events that users may be interested in, users will be asked to take a small survey that lets them swipe left or right on events in their area to show their personal preferences. Users can also see whether their Snapchat friends have ‘matched’ with the same event and invite friends by using the guest list feature.

February 15, 2022: Mid-roll ads for Snap Stories

Snapchat is rolling out mid-roll ads for Snap Star Stories, providing a new way for popular creators on the app to reach potential customers and earn money. While introducing mid-roll ads, Snapchat is planning to share ad revenue with creators based on a formula that considers factors like posting frequency and engagement. The new feature is currently in beta testing, with a wider rollout happening in the coming months.

January 27, 2022: AR Shopping Lenses updates

Snapchat is launching a series of updates to its AR shopping experience, providing users with many easier-to-use features such as real-time prices and item descriptions. For customers, the new AR Shopping Lenses offer them enhanced product information like current product pricing and color details, as well as direct links to purchase items. For brands and retailers, the updates are focused on providing real-time analytics linked directly to companies’ product catalogs.

January 24, 2022: New features that help to deter drug transaction

Snapchat is adopting a series of measures in fighting against drug dealing on the platform.The app now prevents 13 to 17-year-old users from showing up in Quick Add search results, making it tougher for drug dealers to connect with teenage users. Snapchat also launches a new education page that focuses on the hazards of drugs, especially fentanyl and counterfeit pills. Improved automated systems for detecting drugs and enhanced partnerships with law enforcement are also among changes.

Timeline

In April 2011, Evan Spiegel presented the final project of Snapchat in the produce design course at Stanford University. And finally in September 2011, Snapchat went online formaly.

In January 2012, Snapchat get 0.48 million dollars investment from Lightspeed Venture Partners. In May 2012, there are 25 snapshot pictures sent on Snapchat every one second. At the end of the same year, there are more than 20 million photos sent on Snapchat for iOS platform.

In February 2014, Snapchat received about 13.5 million dollars in the A round investment. And in the second half of the year, Snapchat received about 80 million dollars in the B round investment.

At the end of 2014, Snapchat cooperated with Square to released a new service to help users transfer money to make investment.

The audience users of Snapchat are mainly the youth between 13 to 25 years old. The most attractive function of Snapchat is that it can be used privately, that is, it can protect your privacy. The bigger market it faces is the product that is abundant in American market: instant communication. The most attractive thing of Snapchat is not that the pictures can be destroyed in a particular period but that it can send the images at a faster speed than other share tools.

Snapchat can make everyone communicate freely, even with the strangers. You don't need to worry about the information will be leaked. Because it can protect your privacy information. Thus, it will decrease the burden for people to chat with strangers. The ambition of creating Snapchat as a social communication platform gradually shows at some new functions, such as the function of Stories. 

It is similar to Facebook information flow. It indicates that users not only can share the photos to themselves, but also they can share their Stories to their friends. Users' friends can scan their Stories. And also the content of Stories will disappear after 24 hours.

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