Snapchat only allows you to send pictures to your friends until “snapchat stories” later came out in 2013. In the past year, Snapchat started to come out with fun tools like “friend emojis”, “steaks”, “trophy case”, saving pictures from snapchat to your phone, flash on your front camera, and the latest “memories” where you can upload to your story or send friends a picture from your camera roll.
12 year olds, teenagers, and parents have a snapchat account, Snapchat is a friendly account where you can see what your friends post and upload things but you can’t see any comments or get any hate comments where all your friends can see them like instagram and facebook. Once you upload a picture to your snapchat “story” none of your friends can comment on your picture saying something bad. One instagram and facebook when you upload a picture your friends can comment something rude but on snapchat you can’t comment on videos or pictures.
Snapchat is mostly known for its pictures and videos but now snap inc. is turning into a camera company. “Spectacles” are snap inc.’s newest invention You can now wear a pair of glasses and record what you're doing at the same time. With a simple touch of a button you can record up to a 30 second video and then send it to your friends. Spectacles are now priced at $130 and come in blue, red, or black. Watching videos in horizontal and vertical view has never been easier because the videos are recorded in a circle camera making it easy to see the videos in both horizontal and vertical. A charging glasses case comes with the glasses allowing wireless charging. What has yet to be said is how to buy the glasses? Is there a limited amount of glasses being sold? What material are they made of? How good is the audio quality? And are they comfortable?
Jeanine Maldonado (‘18) said she uses snapchat “ a lot!” because she thinks that snapchat is a private app compared to others since “ there are settings that you can customize it so some people can’t see your post and she’d rather use the app than other apps for that reason. One of the fun things snapchat has are friend emojis that pop up next to your friends username telling you if you are eachothers #1 best friend or just friends, Jeanine says she like that because it lets her know what her friends are up to She also loves the fact that you can upload pictures to your story from your camera roll. Something she likes about snap is “ how you get to know a person better like your friend or see what your friend is doing from a video. Maldonado has not heard of snapchat changing to snap inc. and has not heard of snap spectacles but wouldn't mind looking into buying them.
Miles Chesler (‘18) said he uses snapchat “5 hours a day” and thinks “snap is better than other social media because you send messages and pics to your friends”. Chesler likes how you can upload pictures from your camera roll because “it's easier than sending pics through imessage”. To him snap is a private app because “not everyone can see what you send” and something he doesn't like is when you get a notification if someone screenshots your message or pictures. He did not know snapchat was changing to snap inc. and didn't know about spectacles would buy them “ depending on the price”.
Tori Casolo (‘18) also uses snapchat “everyday” and prefers using snap over other apps because it is private app “ because you can add or block who you want”. “ I like how the pics and videos only stay for 24 hours” is what she likes the most about snap and with the new update she would get rid of “having to add other people’s stories to a playlist to watch it”. She did not know about spectacles but once told what they are she said she would not buy them.
Although instagram and many other apps have tried to copy snapchat most people tend to stay with snapchat and use the app for being “more private” and using it daily.