Swag Snapchat 

Madison Bryant , Staff Writer

I’m sure that everyone has heard of the app snapchat, considering how as of this year there are 331.4 million users. There are three people in total who founded snapchat: Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown, and Bobby Murphy. It was founded on July 8, 2011 but wasn’t released to the public until October 29,2012. I got the app in July of 2017, and since then it has updated greatly. With new filters and different ways to contact people, it’s a great way to not only stay entertained, but updated on things that may be happening.  


            The app is very popular among many countries. The app is good for many things, ranging from viewing peoples’ stories, talking to new people, having streaks, etc. There is also something called “snap maps”. Snap maps are where people can decide whether you can see their location. There are different modes for it. You can choose ghost mode, which is when no one can see your location, you can choose certain people to see it, or you can allow everyone who adds you to see it. To some people the app may be difficult to use, but to me it’s easy to use. The longer you have the app, the easier it gets to use. There are a few things I would recommend changing, such as being able to see more things about the people who add you before you add them back. For example, you can usually see if someone is a catfish or not by their snap score. If their snap score is low, then you can tell they probably haven’t had the account very long and it’s a fake account. I feel that you should be able to see everyone’s story before you add them, that way if they post something you don’t like, you don’t waste your time adding them. The update I do like is the call feature. It allows you to call and video chat people on the app. Say your friend doesn’t have an iPhone, so they can’t facetime you. If both of you have snap chat, you can call them using the app. The only downfall on that is if you are on call with them, you can’t open other people’s snaps, you can however still go on other apps.  


             I personally like the app because it’s easy to use and has a lot of great effects. You can post on your story, call people, but my favorite part is that you can add different people. I have met a lot of new friends on the app over the few years that I’ve had it. There are a few things to look out for, though. Overall, I would recommend the app a 4/5 stars. I highly recommend getting the app, and you should too!