Students use Snapchat instead of texting to send photos to friends

Jacqueline Bieter, Staff Writer

The popular app Snapchat allows anyone with an iPhone or Android to send photos to friends in a quick, efficient, and entertaining way. Snapchat differs from just texting photos by allowing people to send an array of photos to others without worrying about being scrutinized due to a one to ten second time limit. After the time limit for the viewer runs out, the photo is instantly deleted. Every time a friend sends a photo on Snapchat, a notification pops up, keeping the Snapchat user up to date with their friends’ photos. “I like Snapchat because you can take weird photos, yet they only stay for a few seconds. I like four to five seconds because it gives enough time to read the message sent and also look at the photo,” junior Danny Hogan said.