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Snapchat lets you send picture and video messages to your friends that are viewable for between one and ten seconds, so you can be sure that whoever you sent it to will be the only person to see it.
Interesting idea: This is a fun twist on other types of social and chat apps. Depending on what you use the app for and who you communicate with through it, the timer feature may just be a novelty, or it may serve a real security purpose. Either way, it's a fun tool to play around with.
Intuitive interface: One of the main reasons the app is so much fun to use is its streamlined and efficient interface, which provides easy access to all main features without any distractions or extra steps. Navigation works just the way you'd expect it to, and you can customize your messages in a variety of ways.
Exclusive sharing: You can only send Snapchat messages to other users. So unless you know a lot of people with accounts, you won't be using it much. You can quickly invite all of your contacts who aren't current members straight from the app, though.
If you have a lot of friends who use this app, then it's worth checking out. Without many contacts, though, you won't find yourself getting much use out of it despite all of its benefits.
Experience a totally new way to share today. Snap a photo or a video, add a caption, and send it to a friend (or maybe a few). They'll view it, laugh, and then the snap disappears from the screen - unless they take a screenshot! If you want to share a Snap with all of your friends, add it to your Snapchat Story, where each Snap lives for 24 hours until it disappears, making room for the new.
The images might be a little grainy, and you may not look your best, but that's the point. It's about the moment, a connection between friends in the present, and not just a pretty picture.
The allure of fleeting messages reminds us about the beauty of friendship - we don't need a reason to stay in touch.
What's new in this version:
Share Snaps with all of your friends in one tap.