Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application developed bySnap Inc In Beginning the name was Picaboo the idea was to create a selfie app which allowed users to share images that were only seen for a period of time and get deleted automaticly.and Picaboo first launched as an iOS-only app. The application was relaunched two months later under the name Snapchat.Snapchat is used for creating multimedia messages known as snaps. snaps can consist of a photo or a short video and can be edited with filters and effects, text captions, and drawings.
Snaps can be sent privately to selected contacts, or posted as Story. The private message photo snaps can be viewed for a user specified length of time 1 to 10 seconds as determined by the sender
Friends can be added via usernames and phone contacts using customizable Snapcodes
or through the “Add Nearby” function which scans for users near their location who are also in the Add Nearby menu.
Snapchat introduced a new, feature known as Memories Memories allows snaps and story posts to be saved into a private storage area where they can be viewed alongside other photos stored on the device.