What is Snapchat All About?
This world-wide known viral app has been out for more than half a decade yet there are still people outside of social media not having a clue about Snapchat. What is it? You go to a party or a bar and you overheard (not in a creepy way, of course) a person asking another stranger for their Snap and you feel out of the circle. You constantly hear that Snapchat ringtone on your friend's phone and now you're wondering what you're missing out on. I got to admit, these filters can be hilarious.
Let me help you get back into the loop to help you fully understand what Snapchat is all about.
Snapchat was initially released about 7 years ago in 2012 by Evan Spiegel and several partners (Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown). Lucky number? It was originally named Picaboo. I can't imagine seeing another stranger asking me for my 'Picaboo' instead of Snapchat in 2019. I can't imagine that.
The purpose of Snapchat's creation was the principal features where messages and pictures are available for a short time before they disappear after the person receiving the messages opens it. This app has evolved tremendously from person-to-person sharing photos to featuring the users' "Stories." for a day. The stories appear in chronological content. Snapchat also has "Discover" where brands advertise their short contents.
How Much Is Snapchat Worth?
So how much is Snapchat do you think is worth? Their company's valuation was just at $7 billion the beginning of 2019. Now, Snapchat is floating around $19 billion dollars. That's over doubling in value in just this year alone. Don't get too excited! Snapchat's worth was at $30 billion at one point in time. Will the value increase over time?
Where is Snapchat Located?
On your phone of course!
Where's the headquarter of Snapchat? Where is Snapchat located really?
Snapchat's headquarter is located in Santa Monica, CA. Pretty awesome that I live about 30 minutes from there (best city to catch Pokemon on Pokemon Go)! Snapchat also has 14 other office locations from around the world and I will list the locations below for you:
- 2 Locations in Los Angeles, CA, United States
- New York, NY, United States
- Seattle, WA, United States
- San Francisco CA, United States
- Chicago IL, United States
- Hamburg, Germany
- Kfar Yehoshua, Israel
- Paris, France
- Stockholm, Sweden
- London, United Kingdom
- Sydney, Australia
- Shenzhen, China
- Toronto, Canada
You probably heard about these locations. The majority are all popular cities throughout the world.
Snapchat- Is it Free?
If you haven't heard about Snapchat before, you're probably asking yourself this question, "Snapchat, is it free?"
No, Snapchat isn't free. You'll have to PayPal me before being able to download Snapchat. Sike! I'm kidding.
To ease your mind, yes, Snapchat is definitely free. The only time it's not free is when you're playing with their advertising platform to promote your products or if you're purchasing their stocks (technically free). The advertising platform is fairly similar to Facebook ads but also knows that the audience is users are quite different.
There's really no need to run ads unless you have a business or page you're promoting. Or maybe you just want to become famous and promote to the world.
Is Snapchat Only For Phones?
So is Snapchat only for phones? Most definitely. It's a phone app and designed specifically for phones. However, you can find ways to bypass the app to use on your computer which I wouldn't recommend. It defeats the purpose of the app.
I also wouldn't risk it because using a third-party program can get your account the ban or at high risk.
It's really not worth the stress, just use it on your phone.
Are There Any Snapchat Requirements to Register?
The only Snapchat requirement(s) is that you have to be 13 or over according to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). That's why when you first download Snapchat and register, they will ask you for your date of birth.
SnapKidz was mainly created for younger kids, but unfortunately, it was discontinued.
Phones That Have Snapchat!
So you're wondering the phones that have Snapchat. You're likely thinking "is my phone compatible?" Well to be 100% sure, I'll list below the phones that are compatible.
- G Five
sorry, it's a long list... I should've just mentioned iPhone and Android...
Nokia, the indestructible phone
Your mind is probably wondering, "holy sh*t! That's a lot of phones!"
Before you leave this article and go straight to the download section, you might have an interest in 27 facts on Snapchat that you didn't know!
Snapchat Mobile Download:
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