1. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    SnapChat seems to be unsupported for WP - so why the outcry for it?

    Do people usually use more than one messaging app? I use WhatsApp, for my friends that don't, I txt.

    Do people usually use more than one messaging app?

    Thanks,

    Mr. V
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    04-18-2015 08:00 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I'll try to bang out my take on it.

    Snapchat is somewhat unique. I won't touch on its "nudez" reputation, since that's famous enough.

    Sure, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are better messengers, but since Snapchat is fast, cleans itself up, its "cheap" and the bar for messages is then set really low.
    The others don't really let you share "stories" to friends. But why not post to social media you say? As I said, the "bar" for snaps and stories is much lower, so its great for more mundane things, happenings, etc. Things you wouldn't post permanently, but are still nice to share. The comparison is somewhat apples to oranges. Snapchat is more spontaneous and whatnot.
    You can easily take a photo, draw on it or caption it, send and move on with life in one fluid motion. Few others do it. CyberDust perhaps, but it doesn't have the mindshare.

    I know I'm missing many parts of the puzzle, but I tried.
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    I'll try to bang out my take on it.

    Snapchat is somewhat unique. I won't touch on its "nudez" reputation, since that's famous enough.

    Sure, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are better messengers, but since Snapchat is fast, cleans itself up, its "cheap" and the bar for messages is then set really low.
    The others don't really let you share "stories" to friends. But why not post to social media you say? As I said, the "bar" for snaps and stories is much lower, so its great for more mundane things, happenings, etc. Things you wouldn't post permanently, but are still nice to share. The comparison is somewhat apples to oranges. Snapchat is more spontaneous and whatnot.
    You can easily take a photo, draw on it or caption it, send and move on with life in one fluid motion. Few others do it. CyberDust perhaps, but it doesn't have the mindshare.

    I know I'm missing many parts of the puzzle, but I tried.
    04-18-2015 09:35 PM
  4. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Mainly the self destruct feature.
    vEEP pEEP and Laura Knotek like this.
    04-18-2015 09:55 PM
  5. DaveGx's Avatar
    What's the point of sending something that'll delete itself quickly.....and
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    04-18-2015 10:09 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    What's the point of sending something that'll delete itself quickly.....and
    It cleans itself up.
    You want to show someone what you're doing without clogging up memory and whatnot, not everything is needed for eternity.

    and that's coming from a really sentimental person. You can screenshot what you want. But going away is the default and its liberating. Snap you new keyboard, your teddy bear, your beautiful tattoo on your forearm, etc.
    vEEP pEEP and Guytronic like this.
    04-18-2015 10:46 PM
  7. ajayden's Avatar
    SnapChat seems to be unsupported for WP - so why the outcry for it?

    Do people usually use more than one messaging app? I use WhatsApp, for my friends that don't, I txt.

    Do people usually use more than one messaging app?

    Thanks,

    Mr. V
    The bottom line is, put very candidly, snapchat is for Porn lovers.
    greycounciller and vEEP pEEP like this.
    04-18-2015 11:56 PM
  8. rideboarder's Avatar
    If any other popular messaging app had the ability of sending self destroying images...we wouldn't even have a snapchat. I really don't get why none of them have implemented it....
    prasath1234 likes this.
    04-19-2015 12:29 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    If any other popular messaging app had the ability of sending self destroying images...we wouldn't even have a snapchat. I really don't get why none of them have implemented it....
    I've seen some mimicry elsewhere, but Snapchat's the de facto standard. People aren't going to switch anytime soon unless they screw up somehow.
    Like Google+ vs. Facebook. It isn't what's better.

    The bottom line is, put very candidly, snapchat is for Porn lovers.
    That's about as correct as saying Windows Phone has no appzz and gamezzzz.

    Snapchat requires someone to play ball with.
    I'm sure people my age are flinging around nudes but there's more to it.
    04-19-2015 07:41 AM
  10. ajayden's Avatar
    I've seen some mimicry elsewhere, but Snapchat's the de facto standard. People aren't going to switch anytime soon unless they screw up somehow.
    Like Google+ vs. Facebook. It isn't what's better.



    That's about as correct as saying Windows Phone has no appzz and gamezzzz.

    Snapchat requires someone to play ball with.
    I'm sure people my age are flinging around nudes but there's more to it.
    Yes, I do agree there is more to it. There is also usefulness for every service. Its just that the majority of the users use it for the nudes lol
    Laura Knotek and vEEP pEEP like this.
    04-19-2015 07:58 AM
  11. mjyumping's Avatar
    SnapChat seems to be unsupported for WP - so why the outcry for it?

    Do people usually use more than one messaging app? I use WhatsApp, for my friends that don't, I txt.

    Do people usually use more than one messaging app?

    Thanks,

    Mr. V
    Because they want to do their " something fishy" on snapchat.
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    04-19-2015 08:01 AM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Peer Pressure.

    Time and again you here the wailing and gnashing of teeth: "I NEED x because all my friends are using it!!!"
    04-19-2015 01:38 PM
  13. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Is anything really removed from the internet?

    But I get your point.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-19-2015 08:19 PM
  14. raycpl's Avatar
    Perhaps they send things without wanting to be traced or held responsible for it.
    Laura Knotek and prasath1234 like this.
    04-19-2015 09:17 PM
  15. jmshub's Avatar
    There is something to the ephemeal quality of the posts on snapchat. At my last place of employment, some coworkers and I would send joke pics back and forth. I'd have no desire to save the pics that I took on 6snap to my camera roll out to OneDrive., they were things like pics of my desk phone to joke about our importance if we got a call from the president of the company, or similar things. I changed jobs, so I left that group of people and there wasn't anybody else I contacted via snapchat. So, not having it on my phone doesn't bother me, but I do get its value.
    04-19-2015 11:31 PM

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