Snapchat Now Sending 150 Million Messages Per Day

on April 18, 2013 | Social Media | Comments (0)

Back in February 2013, Snapchat was sending around 60 million messages per day. This got the attention of social networks all around the world, particularly Facebook, who was rumored to be in talks to acquire Snapchat. That never happened and Facebook launched their own Snapchat rival, Facebook Poke.

But that didn’t stop Snapchat, growth is still surging as this iOS and Android app is downloaded by more people every day. Many people have been speculating that Snapchat is mainly used for sexting, which is certainly occurring, although not it’s sole purpose.

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel spoke with Allthingsd to reveal the service is now sending 150 million photos per day. This is great feat considering the app has only really become popular over the past 6 months.

Here is the video from the Allthingsd – Dive into Mobile Conference from Tuesday, 16th April:

I have certainly noticed a younger demographic using Snapchat – no doubt a large percentage of the userbase being under 18 years of age. Due to the level of ‘sexting’ occurring often between underage users, Snapchat has to be very careful how they store user data. Looking at their privacy policy it does say they will try delete the photo or video from Snapchat servers shortly after it’s viewed.

What do you think of Snapchat? Have you tried it out? The service is rather unique and certainly has a different feel to the other social networks we use.

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