What Does SnapChat Mean?

SnapChat is an application developed by Daniel Smith and his team at Stanford University that enables users to take pictures and record videos then, if desired, add captions to them and send them to selected individuals.


SnapChat allows users to take pictures and videos called "snaps." Users can set a time limit, after which the picture or the video is removed from the SnapChat server and the recipient’s device. This provides security for users who are concerned their images may be stored on the Internet or used without their permission.

Techopedia Explains SnapChat

SnapChat is a photo messaging application that was initially released in 2011 on Android and iOS platforms. Its key objective is to improve the social networking experience in a fun and interactive way while providing users with complete control over the visual content they share.


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