Snapchat Users Send 150 Million Self-Destructing Images Daily
That's according to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, who made the claim at the Dive Into Mobile conference in New York City. To put that number into perspective, Instagram users snap and share 40 million images per day, or about 110 million less than Shapchat.
Snapchat's appeal is that images and videos self-destruct (there are ways around this) after a specified period of time between 1 and 10 seconds. As such, it's become a popular tool for "sexting," since users can take sultry photos and not worry about their naughty bits ending up on the Internet (again, there are ways around this, so use responsibly folks). Spiegel acknowledged that "it's possible" some people are using Snapchat to send explicit photos, but maintains it's probably the exception to the rule.
"I don't think it's a great tool for sexting. We notify you about screenshots. It's not a great way to send inappropriate content," Spiegel said, according to VentureBeat.
He also claims that traffic slows down starting at around 11PM, another reason why he thinks sexting isn't a primary use of his app.