Snapchat, a real-time photo and video sharing app with an average of 210 million snaps sent a day. We provide you all that there is to know about the app.
Snapchat is a popular messaging app that allows you to send and receive pictures and videos (called a Snap) to users. Snap Inc is the developer of the app and also creates other products such as Snapchat Spectacles.
It is available for both Android and iOS users and is free to download.
It was initially a private photo-sharing app, but since then has grown to include short videos, games, video chat, messaging, a place to store photos, and more.
Each Snap shared with your followers is temporary and is available for 24 hours – or unless you delete it and you can set the Snaps between a 1-10 limit or not limit at all. You can also add different filters, lenses, emojis, and text to your Snap.
As well as the above, Snapchat has a ‘Discovery’ and ‘Spotlight area.
The minimum age to use Snapchat is 13 years old.
Snapchat introduced a Safety Advisory Board who ‘educate, challenge, raise issues, and advise Snapchatters on how to keep the Snapchat community safe’.
Apart from the usual reporting, blocking, and disabling location features, Snapchat also has introduced the following:
Take a look at our Snapchat privacy parental controls for info on how to enable certain settings.
Snapchat’s gaming feature ‘Snap Games’ has various competitive and non-competitive games to play with friends. It also has a voice and chats feature where you can either text or through live audio. Users can also receive in-game rewards, like coins or items by watching an ad, however, Snapchat has stated ‘video rewards may not be available for all Snapchatters’ – but not specify what criteria you would have to meet.
Snap Games can be accessed from the Snapchat app.
As of Feb 2021
Bitmoji Wheelchair Representation for Inclusivity Project
Snapchat’s emojis called Bitmoji’s, have introduced a selection of accessible Bitmoji for Snapchatters to use from, such as a wheelchair Bitmoji.
Friend Check Up
As part of Safer Internet Day (9th Feb 2021), Snapchat introduced the Friend Check Up feature. This feature will prompt Snapchatters to review their Friend lists and make sure it’s made up of people they still want to be connected to. Friend Check Up is available for Android devices, and will be available for iOS devices in the coming months.
If you’d like to learn more about the Snapchat and other similar apps, here are some places you can visit: