bends over backwards to convey a sense of "this isn't your daddy's" media, by suffusing each frame with an irreverent tone and less-than-stellar production values.
If you haven't got teenage children, you'll have to take my word that Snapchat
is on the way to achieve 200 million active users and that around six billion pieces of content are sent via the platform every day.
is a mobile app that allows users to share videos, pictures and messages both individually or to a group of people.
Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has been named by leading messaging service Snapchat
along with a select group of international leaders, celebrities and influencers who will have 'Official Stories', a new initiative introduced by Snapchat
to help its members easily discover and identify interesting stories about leading global personalities.
Tapping strongly on the Snapchat
icon will open up a shortcut menu, with options for chatting with contacts and adding new friends.
monitoring feature for Android and iOS was introduced earlier this year.
For the uninitiated, Snapchat
is a social media app only available on smartphones.
Some of the world's biggest brands, including McDonald's, Amazon, Samsung, and NBCUniversal, are using Snapchat
to drive engagement by creating urgency through the disappearing ads.
was initially created as a visual-texting app that would automatically delete a snap once your friend viewed it.
Launched in 2011, SnapChat
was designed as a visual mobile-messaging platform for friends.
Hackers claim they have managed to break in to another image-saving service that allows users of Snapchat
to store pictures received before they vanish.
27 August 2014 - US venture capital investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer has agreed to invest in mobile messaging platform Snapchat
at a valuation approaching USD10bn (EUR7.