Snapchat

Snapchat review

Snapchat app is a popular social network developed by Snap Inc for mobile platforms. The app allows you to exchange messages, videos, and photos with your friends. After its release in 2011, it was repeatedly updated. The app's main principle stays unchanged – all the exchanged messages available for a short period of time before disappearing. Currently, Snapchat has over 210 million users entering the app every day.

Design and Usability 10/10

Snapchat has a unique bright yellow design and user-friendly interface. It has an eye-catching logo, background, numerous great visuals, emojis, 3-d bitmoji, filters, and lenses that allow turning every photo and video into art. Despite the variety of tools, Snapchat is not hard to use, even if it is your first app on the phone. Essential buttons are placed on the screen at a one-tap distance from you.

Key Functions 10/10

Snapchat offers an incredible number of benefits for its users. You may start by taking a selfie via this app and edit the photo with hundreds of filters. There are plenty of lenses, filters, and stickers to decorate your picture. You can change your face, turn yourself into bitmoji, and send this to your friends.

The app was made for friends. You can check your friends’ updates or play fun games with them. Don’t forget to send them messages or to call a group chat. There are just 16 people who can join one group chat, so more participants use apps specially designed for them.

You can sign up for your friends' stories. Check their current location and watch interesting stories nearby. And if you feel nostalgic, you can always find your old snaps in cloud storage. Makes new stories with the most memorable moments and share them with friends.

Security 9/10

be one of the most secure social networks. The disappearance of the content after some time protects privacy. However, as numerous hacks and leaks show us, it is not entirely true. While Snapchat is proud of its security system, its numerous actions cause concerns about the users' safety. The first time Snapchat was hacked in 2013 when hackers got all the data about users. In 2017 Snapchat owners were worried about the Snap Map system of sharing coordinates of their locations. In 2019 Snapchat workers were caught spying on Snapchat users.

In-App Purchases 9/10

Snapchat is free of charge app, available for anyone. After the massive scandal in 2015 on Snapchat’s exclusivity, Snap Inc underlines that the app was made for everyone in the world. The app contains ads, but they are not really bothering. It offers in-app purchases, including geofilters and exclusive lenses.

Verdict

Snapchat is a perfect app to spend your free time with. It is user-friendly and vivid. The app has numerous features and does not require payment for its services. There are several security issues, as in almost all social networks. Snapchat contains ads.

Pros:

  • Wide range of features
  • Eye-catching design
  • User-friendly interface
  • Free of charge.

Cons:

  • Contains ads
  • Numerous problems with security in the past.
Interface and Design 10
Key Functions 10
Usability 10
Cross-platform use 10