Snapchat Overview Updated May 10, 2017


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Snapchat is a social media service primarily based on sharing ephemeral photo and video content. The Venice, California company’s app is extremely popular with millennials, who make up its primary demographic.

Unlike most social photo sharing services, where users are encouraged to build a library of content, Snapchat primarily focuses on content that disappears after set time limits. Users can send snaps directly to friends, or add them to a 24-hour Snapchat Story that all followers can access.

Snapchat is particularly known for its lens feature, which allows users to to add real-time effects to their selfies by means of facial detection. The app is also well-known for its image markup features, such as adding Geostickers — stickers that appear based on the current city of the user — and text to photos and videos.

Criticized for its lack of user-discovery features, some first-time users may find Snapchat difficult to understand, because there are no search or suggestion apparatuses for finding new users to follow.

Recently, the Facebook-owned Instagram added a new Instagram Stories feature to its photo sharing app, which strikingly resembles Snapchat. This is particularly notable when you consider that Facebook, at one time, attempted to purchase Snapchat for 3 billion in cash.

Snapchat Stories May 10

AAPL: 153.26

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Back in February, Snapchat parent company Snap Inc filed for a $3 billion initial public offering and today, the company has reported its earnings for the first quarter of 2017. The numbers, as you can tell from the company’s stock plunge, were considerably less than initial Wall Street estimates…

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Snapchat Stories May 9

AAPL: 153.99

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Snapchat is introducing new features in an update today including the option to create “limitless snaps” with a new “infinity” setting on the timer, a “Magic Eraser tool,” and a new “Loop tool.”

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Snapchat Stories April 18

AAPL: 141.20

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Snapchat is rolling out an app update that includes new 3D World Lenses for the rear-facing camera. World Lenses are like the popular selfie Lenses introduced over a year ago, but with a dash of AR that makes sharing your environment with friends more fun.

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Snapchat Stories April 13

AAPL: 141.05

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Snapchat Stories March 31

AAPL: 143.66

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As it continues to improve upon its search features, Snapchat today announced an update targeted at Stories. The company says that the new feature allows users to find relevant Stories by entering a single keyword. Called Stories in Search, the feature makes it significantly easier for users to discover additional content…

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Snapchat Stories March 14

AAPL: 138.99

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As it continues to expand its reach, Snapchat today is rolling out a new widget to its iOS and Android applications. The new widget allows users to instantly start chatting with a Snapchat fried by simply tapping on their Bitmoji. The move comes as Snapchat puts an increased focus on private messaging, as noted by TechCrunch.

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