10 Surprising Snapchat Facts

Everyone appears to have Snapchat right now, but what interesting facts do we know about Snapchat aside from its great filters and instant messenger features?


Everyone appears to have Snapchat right now, but what else does it have to offer besides attractive filters and instant messaging capabilities?

Check out the top ten Snapchat facts below!

According to recent statistics, a whopping 93 percent of Snapchat users have sent a photo of their drink to someone else!

Over 60% of respondents sent photos of persons they don’t know.

#2. It’s been beaten only by Facebook.

Snapchat has grown to the point where Facebook is the only competitor that can compete with it.

Snapchat is consistently ranked second, right behind our favorite social networking app.

#3. Is it better to have best friends or not?

When the ‘best friends’ function was removed from Snapchat in 2015, people went a little crazy.

Users could see the best friends of other users prior to this update. 64 percent of Americans still want the list of “best friends” to be reinstated.

#4. If you don’t succeed the first time, try again!

Before coming up with the idea for Snapchat, the inventors, Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown Poster, and Bobby Murphy, explored 34 other projects.

Their concept was criticized, but it’s a good thing they didn’t listen!

#5. It’s original name was Picaboo.

Picaboo was the name of the app when it initially launched in 2011, however it was renamed Snapchat in 2012.

#6. Every day, more than 7 billion photos and videos are uploaded.

Snapchat users saw approximately 7 billion photographs and videos per day as of 2016.

This figure has risen from $2 billion in May of 2015.

Snapchat introduced a number of filters in 2015 that users could apply to their photos and videos.

This is claimed to have played a role in the app’s rise in popularity.

#8. Women like it more than men do.

Seventy percent of Snapchat users are female, with only thirty percent of the male population utilizing the app.

Over half of the users are between the ages of 13 and 17 as of 2014.

#9. Taylor Swift with Evan Spiegel?

Evan Spiegel, the co-founder of Snapchat, reportedly had a romance with pop star Taylor Swift between 2014 and 2015.

Is there a song about him that she hasn’t written yet?!

#10. Facebook is serious about acquiring Snapchat…

Mark Zuckerberg first offered a billion dollars for Snapchat, but when he was declined, he came back with a $3 billion offer.

Rejected once again, he returned the next day, promising a check for $4 billion. His offer wasn’t accepted.

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