Snapchat is an app where users can share (snaps) photos, messages, and short videos which can be customised with filters, text, and stickers.
Users can decide how long their followers can view their snap for and if the content is sent directly, it will disappear after it is viewed. Alternatively, if a user uploads content to their Story (see Snapchat Buzzwords), it will remain visible for 24 hours.
There are 6 main screens in Snapchat: Camera, Discover, Friends, Memories, Search, and Profile.
Snapchat have introduced a new in-app safety tool for parents. The tool gives parents insight into who their children are talking to, allowing to view who their child is friends with on the app and who their child has spoken to in the last week. In order to comply with privacy rules, the message content will not be shown.
In order to use Family Centre, a child user’s account must be linked to their parent’s account.