Snapchat is an application that allows you to share photos, videos and messages on a temporary basis. The platform has been expanding fast since its launch in 2011 and has today more than 170 million active users.
Snapchat is an available on iOS and Android email application. It is intended mainly for a young audience and teenager. Launched in 2011, the app had some difficulty to offer an exclusive audience because of its features that present a lot of similarities with other applications such as Instagram.
However, Snapchat returns with more spontaneity and fun. In practice, the application allows you to share photos, videos and messages as do Instagram and many other micro-blogging application, except that there is a special feature that differentiates Snapchat: all publications have a limited life span. For example, a photo will be displayed to the recipient for a few seconds, then disappear. The application also lets you take snapshots, to edit them with texts and filters, to share messages and interact with other users, to make recordings or the voices and faces are distorted with interactive special effects or to be a book of images or 'story' available 24 hours.
If Snapchat is organized around a promise of anonymity, mustn't forget that platform maintains the data of these users. It is mainly the data that are reported, which are obtained during the use of services or those that are obtained from third parties.