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15 Brilliant Facts About Snapchat Everyone Should Know

Snapchat is one among the techies with the large user base. Snapchat is a social app popular mostly for its cool filters, stories and messaging services. The social media techie was launched on September 16, 2011, by Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy when they were students at Stanford University. More than 300 million people are monthly active on Snapchat. The company has faced a lot of challenges soon after its launch.

Today, the team of FactWish has come with some of the surprising facts about Snapchat apart from its filters and messaging features. Lets get started.

1. The original name of Snapchat was “Picaboo” and was first launched on the Apple Store in 2011.

The original name of Snapchat was "Picaboo"

2. Picaboo was rebranded to Snapchat in 2012 during its simultaneous launch for Android and iOS.

Picaboo was rebranded to Snapchat in 2012

3. One of the creators of Snapchat, Spiegel revealed that before Snapchat they failed on 34 different projects.

Spiegel revealed that before Snapchat they failed on 34 different projects

4. The idea of Snapchat stuck the minds of its co-founders, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy when they were preparing for their final year projects in Standford University.

The idea of Snapchat stuck the minds of its co-founders during final year project

5. On average, 200 million users send snaps to each other on Snapchat being active on a daily basis. However, over 3.5 billion snaps are shared daily.

On average, 200 million users are active on Snapchat

6. Facebook has been interested to acquire Snapchat for long. However, as of 2018 Snapchat has rejected the offer 3 times. The first offer was of 1 Billion dollars, second was of 3 Billion dollars while recently an offer of 4 Billion dollars was given to Snapchat.

Facebook has been interested to acquire Snapchat for long

7. Over 70% users on Snapchat are females compared to males.

Over 70% users on Snapchat are females compared to males

8. Sharing drinks to others on Snapchat is a common practice. Over 93% of users have shared their drink picture with someone else on Snapchat.

Sharing drinks to others on Snapchat is a common practice

9. Facebook launched its own Poke App in 2012 to beat Snapchat, but couldn’t be successful.

Facebook launched its own Poke App in 2012 to beat Snapchat

10. On average, Snapchat users spend 33 minutes of their day on Snapchat.

On average, Snapchat users spend 33 minutes of their day on Snapchat

11. Snapchat earns an average revenue of $1.40 US dollars from every user.

Snapchat earns an average revenue of $1.40 US dollars from every user

12. Snapchat earned the badge of fastest growing social media app in 2014 surpassing Facebook messenger.

Snapchat earned the badge of fastest growing social media app in 2014 surpassing Facebook messenger

13. Nearly 8800 photos are shared on Snapchat every second.

Nearly 8800 photos are shared on Snapchat every second

14. As of report published by Bloomberg, the market worth of Snapchat is $25 Billion US dollars.

As of report published by Bloomberg, the market worth of Snapchat is $25 Billion US dollars

15. Nearly 10 billion videos are watched on Snapchat daily surpassing Facebook video views.

Nearly 10 billion videos are watched on Snapchat daily surpassing Facebook video views

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