Snapchat Users Send 150 Million Self-Destructing Images Daily

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News Posted: Tue, Apr 16 2013 10:20 AM
Mobile users have responded positively to the idea of taking, sending, and receiving photos and videos that are viewable for a short period of time before they're gone forever. Such is the idea behind Snapchat, a mobile app for iPhone and Android users that touts being able to "share a moment" up to 10 times faster than MMS. It's become such a popular tool that Snapchat users are now sending more than 150 million images each day.

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.

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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.
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Clixxer replied on Tue, Apr 16 2013 4:46 PM

Lol thats pretty funny traffic dies down around 11 pm. Id suspect people use it for just about everything regardless if it sends you a notification or not.

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Or maybe the sexters have completed their shennanigans and off to early bed for the exhausted folk... Why not just use email or regular MMS for that kinda stuff?

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if you can send or receive it its can be captured via one one or another...

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SDonaldson replied on Wed, Apr 17 2013 10:30 AM

Besides the dubious use of safer sexting, I have absolutely no idea why this would be more popular than Instagram or MMS. What other photos would you want to send that disappear in seconds? I just don't get it.

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Clixxer replied on Wed, Apr 17 2013 3:14 PM

SDonaldson:

Besides the dubious use of safer sexting, I have absolutely no idea why this would be more popular than Instagram or MMS. What other photos would you want to send that disappear in seconds? I just don't get it.

See thats my big question. I know one of my best friend's wife will send pictures of their 2 year old constantly to relatives but they wouldn't just send them to disappear after 10 seconds. Anyone that has used this, is their an option to turn off the whole it deletes itself when sending something?

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