This piece was written by Yvie McCormick, who is currently carrying out work experience at sobananapenguin.
Snapchatting is still the in-thing at the moment and continues to get more and more popular with time. It was set up in 2011 and the trend of “Snapchatting” hasn't died down since then, it has just grown and advanced with the times.
Snapchat is a way in which people can communicate. They send photos taken at that moment to their friends, adding text or drawing on the photo if they please. You also set how long you want the recipient to see it, from 1 second to 10 seconds. Once opened and the time runs out, the photo is automatically deleted, never to be seen again.
Snapchat is popular because it has made communication and sharing easier, as you just have to take a quick photo and send it. There is also a day count, where if you keep sending your friends daily snaps, the days are logged, so there is the incentive to keep snapping in order to keep your record. People can also use the Snapchat Stories feature, making an image public to all of their followers for 24 hours.
What’s really made Snapchat this year is its special filters, one of the first giving the option of a rainbow spilling out of your mouth, and a particularly popular one being the dog mask. Since then, more people are using these filters to bring the spotlight back on Snapchat for all to see. The makers of the app have properly thought about how they can advance it and appeal to a broader audience, and it's worked.
Snapchat is regularly used and endorsed by a lot of celebrities, such as Cara Delevingne, Justin Bieber, Kylie Jenner and so many more. It allows us to get an insight into their lives and see behind the scenes of what they do. Some celebrities show their funny side through their snaps to become more liked by the public, helping them to come across as relatable and be seen as just normal people.
With the app's popularity greater than ever, I doubt Snapchatters will lose interest anytime soon.