Over the last several years, Snapchat has become one of the most buzzed social media app. We have being using this app to send photos and messages. But along with the interesting filters, Snapchat has some amazing facts which its user should know.
1)Facebook tried to acquire Snapchat for $1 billion in October 2013
Mark Zuckerberg first offered a billion dollars for Snapchat but Spiegel and Murphy rejected that offer. Zuckerberg returned a month later with a $3 billion offer, which was again rejected.
2)Version of Snapchat for kids – SnapKidz
A version of Snapchat for kids -SnapKidz was released in June 2013. This included an interface for taking snaps, captioning, drawing, and saving them locally on the device, but does not support sending or receiving snaps or adding friends. It was designed for children under the age of 13.
3)Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel and Pop Singer Taylor Swift
Between the years 2014 and 2015, Evan Spiegel and Taylor Swift reportedly had a romance.
4)Snapchat was originally called Picaboo
Picaboo was first launched in July 2011 in Spiegel’s father’s living room on the Apple App Store. Picaboo was renamed Snapchat when the app was re-branded for Android users and added to the Google Play in 2012 .
5)70% of Snapchat users are women
Research has found that 70 percent of Snapchat users are women.
6)Evan Spiegel Is Engaged to Miranda Kerr
The Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda and the billionaire co-founder of Snapchat Evan are engaged. The two first met each other at a Louis Vuitton dinner in New York in the year 2014 and started dating in June 2015.
7)Idea of Disappearing Messages
The inspiration for the messages to disappear in the app came to Spiegel and Murphy after a friend regretted sending a photo to someone else.
8)100 million users share over 400 million snaps
It’s been reported that Snapchat has more than 100 million users who shares over 400 million snaps daily. This count is much more than the photo-sharing activity on both Facebook and Instagram which have made it really profitable.
9)the ‘Best Friends’ feature
Snapchat users went crazy in 2015 when the ‘best friends’ feature was taken away. Before this update, users could see the best friends of other users. Many people still want the ‘best friends’ feature to come back.
10)Try Again Strategy!
The founders, Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown Poster and Bobby Murphy, had tried 34 projects before coming up with the idea of Snapchat. This idea was first criticized.