May 06 2014
Snapchat is a picture/video chatting app that allows you to send media to your friends for a limited amount of seconds. It’s the latest and most popular social media/entertaining apps on the market and just last week it updated its software allowing users to live video chat with friends, send photos from their photo gallery and text/instant message one another.
At first, reactions from Snapchat users were not positive. They couldn’t figure out the new layout and system to the app and began resorting to other forms of social media for help and to rant about their confusion saying, “What’s up with this new Snapchat?”
The biggest talked about feature for the update was the live video chat tool added to the app. Most users are already familiar with Skype and Facetime and couldn’t figure out why another app was needed to chat with their friends face-to-face. Snapchat looked like it was mocking the other popular applications.
Users also were confused about the text/instant messaging feature Snapchat added. In order to “be friends” or “follow” someone on Snapchat, you need to have their phone number in your contacts to add them to your Snapchat list. If you already have their phone number, couldn’t you just text them instead of going through Snapchat to message them? It all seemed like an extra step or that Snapchat was just adding newer features to make money.
Whatever the case may be, with the new updates and softwares, Snapchat is still a extremely popular app that has made its mark and proved that it’s not going anywhere and users will still continue to use it despite the confusion they may have to deal with along the way.