What’s the point of Snapchat and how does it work?

Source: What’s the point of Snapchat and how does it work? – Pocket-lint

You’ve probably heard about Snapchat. It’s the popular mobile app that allows you to send videos and pictures, both of which will self destruct after a few seconds of a person viewing them.

Snapchat is also a fun messaging app. You can capture a photo or brief video with it, then add a caption or doodle or filter/lens over top, and send the finished creation (called a snap) to a friend. Alternatively, you can add your snap to your “story”, a 24-hour collection of all your snaps that’s broadcasted to the world or just your followers.

But these are merely part of the many features within Snapchat. Yes, at its core, Snapchat is used to send photos and videos to friends. Your friends can view snaps for up to 10 seconds, and then the snaps disappear. While that’s all fine and dandy, many people are still left stumped by Snapchat.

They can’t seem to understand why someone would actually want to send pictures or videos to friends, especially if they can’t be saved. Well, they can be “saved”, because Snapchat has more to offer than

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What’s the point of Snapchat and how does it work? – Pocket-lint