Snapchat is based on the idea that you can send short videos and random pictures to your friends, viewable for up to only 10 seconds. After the time runs out, they’re gone forever, never to be seen again. That’s why we like it. The photos we send hold little to no meaning whatsoever. (more…)
I use Snapchat almost daily, sending and receiving absolutely meaningless photos and videos between my friends from my phone. The only thing that sounds worse to me than opening a loud video or stupid photo in public on my phone is opening one of those on a watch attached to my wrist. Nevertheless, the Snapchat team was extremely quick on the uptake and has released an app specifically made for the Samsung Galaxy Gear. (more…)
It appears that Snapchat is the latest company to go the beta route, allowing Android users to enroll in a special program to test the latest and greatest features the development team has to offer. Signing up is easy enough – just join Snapchat’s Google+ community, then become a tester on Google Play. Once that’s completed, you can start downloading the beta apk from Google Play, then you are all set. (more…)
That title may seem silly to some, but I am positive that sexting was what the creators of Snapchat had in mind when setting out to make this app. Don’t hold me to that though. This application is huge on iOS and as of yesterday, it has finally arrived for Android. Basically, once you add friends to the app who also have Snapchat, you send each other messages and photos, but there’s a twist. Each message has a timer applied to it that reaches up to 10 seconds. Once that time limit is reached, the message self destructs and is no longer viewable. Sneaky sneaky!
Like I said, it’s perfect for texting things that may otherwise be inappropriate or confidential. It’s rated super highly and people are taking to it very well. It’s free on Google Play, so if that’s your sort of thing, no judgement.