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Two years ago when I heard about Snapchat app my first reaction was “oh great! A safer way for teens to send nude photos” obviously I was being sarcastic but I bet most of you thought of that too! Eventually, I decided the app was not for me. Then I heard that Facebook offered to acquire Snapchat for US$3 billion but the founder declined. And later Google offered US$4 billion and he declined again. You must be thinking the guy is nuts for declining such huge offers from the world’s top companies, ’cause I did. But I think he knows he’s on the right track. The people who uses the app keeps on increasing and they’re all saying great stuff about it. Honestly, I got more curious.

According to Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Report, Snapchat now has 100 million daily active users, and the app generates 2 billion video views a day. One event like Coachella can draw 40 million video views to Snapchat Live Stories. Snapchat is all about vertical ads and says users watch them until the end nine times more frequently than they watch horizontal ads in its app.

For those of you who’s not aware of Mary Meeker, her annual internet trend reports is the most-watched digital reports. Meeker runs digital investments for top Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers and every year she releases a comprehensive breakdown of the entire Web landscape. So if you’re an entrepreneur getting into an internet venture or a blogger like me, her reports are a must-read for us.

So around the first week of June 2015, I FINALLY download the Snapchat app. I was so clueless at first but I later get the hang of it especially when I watched some of my friends, fave bloggers and my favorite people from Instagram short videos and photos. I must say, I understand the craze now. I’m actually more active in Snapchat now than on my Instgram and Facebook. But I’m still annoyingly talkative in Twitter. So far I’m loving it and I find it great app that will help me more on my blog. You can follow me there, my username is itsmariaalyssa.

Do you have a Snapchat account? Let me know what do you think of it and your username, share it below!


  • Nope, no SnapChat here however, I do have Periscope but has yet to properly used it. The annoying thing is my 3G is weak and can never broadcast live when I am out and about. 🙁

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Glamoury armory

      Is periscope as good? I have snapchat but no time to used ahah!
      Glamoury Armory Blog

      • It’s interesting and it’s live broadcast and it seems like lots of huge brands are starting to use it so yes, it’s really good!

    • Haven’t heard that Periscop, what is it? 🙂

      • It’s the latest App launched by the same peeps who brought us Twitter and it’s similar to SnapChat however it’s a live broadcast. 🙂

        • Interesting! I must check that out 🙂

    • Lizlizo

      OMG I’m addicted to Periscope. There are so many interesting and inspiring people on there. I’ve yet to make my own broadcast though!

      – Liz Lizo
      http://www.LizLizo.com

  • On babe, I add you inmediatly.

    KIsses

    MaggieD

    Fashion Blog – Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary

    • Thanks! I added you also 🙂

  • Glamoury armory

    Hi lovely, I do have it glamouryarmory but I do not used, instagram is my fave.

    Glamoury Armory Blog

  • I do have a SnapChat, but I can’t seem to get into as much as most people haha. It’s definitely a fun app though!

    Best,

    Christina

    Looks by Lau

  • Ah I need to figure out snap chat. I have it but haven’t done anything with it

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • It took me a while to understand how to use snapchat and what I should post in it but once you get the hang of it you’ll surely love it. Try following some bloggers like Chiara Ferragni or Kristina Banzan, their snapchats are awesome 🙂

  • Isabel Rodríguez

    Snapchat have no account, I have to create one now!

    http://elsecretodemistercloset.com

  • I have mixed feelings on snapchat. Overall I’m more of an observer than a participator. But it’s clear that it’s growing and growing quickly!

    Mili

  • No, I’m sorry…but is a very beautiful tip! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

  • Nina

    Great post, I haven’t used this app yet. xx

    Nina

    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

  • Oh snapchat. When I first heard of it, I – like you – literally rolled my eyes. Really? Another app on the hype. And then I got addicted to it last summer, and now it sits unused on my phone just gathering up dust …. I can see it’s charm though – it’s just not one that I had me for long haha 😀 I’m hard to please when it comes to apps!

    With Love, Fatema | creativeinthearts.blogspot.co.uk

  • Csenge Orban

    I have had snapchat for two years now 😀 and I still love using it!
    It’s great, glad you like it as well!

    Kisses from Hungary xo
    Csenge | Csenge’s Point

  • Edita Lozovska

    Awesome, I haven’t snapchatted as yet!
    Edita
    http://www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk/

  • Kyle Rodriguez

    Snapchat is SO popular here in the Philippines. I like it, but I think some people overuse it lol. Some of my friends snapchat every single thing that they do…. Even if they’re doing nothing!

    http://www.thestylishbipolar.com

  • Lenya

    Great post. I haven’t used this app yet.
    xox
    Lenya

    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

  • I’ve tried so hard to get back into SnapChat, but I still don’t understand it. 🙁

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  • This is a lovely post – I love it but can you believe that I still haven’t got snap chat hahahaha! 🙂

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Thanks Layla 🙂 Haha I can believe it… It took me years to join snapchat! XD

  • I never tried it. Maybe I will download it 🙂 Sounds funny app!

    xx

    cvetybaby.com

  • I am not using Snapchat yet but may check it out later! Thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

  • I really need to look into this snapchat thing. I am so behind!
    ~Sam
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

  • Hahaha, most of my friends have snapchat and it’s becoming a huge craze over here! Like it was just discovered. But I don’t know if I’d get it honestly, hmm..who knows?

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin’

  • We’re with you, since the addition of stories to snapchat, the platform has totally transformed to a more real-life instagram. Love it!!

    xx 365hangers

  • Thanks for the tips! I’ve been nervous about trying it!!

    Wishes & Reality

  • I still don´t have Snapchat but I am on way! Great post, Alyssa!
    http://misperlasdemoda.com

  • La Travelera

    I dont have the App but i dont use Twitter and i just started instagram, i didnt want to use much social media Haha and now Im becoming a blogger lol
    I found the article very interesting and i will be slowly joining to all 🙂
    http://www.travelera.es

  • I love Snapchat! Mine is @RandiMShaffer. I think it’s great to share candid photos of everyday things I’m doing with my followers, since I don’t want to post bar photos on other social media sites. It’s also awesome to update my story. If people don’t want to see what I’m up to, they don’t have to look at it! It’s not so in-your-face like other forms of social media. I loved reading your take on it!

    Randi with an i

    • Exactly! 🙂 just followed you in Snapchat.

  • mfashionfreak

    i don’t have it haha

    mfashionfreak♥blog

  • I didnt know that! But he did well, he knows how much his idea is worth!

    Dora New post on http://www.bangsbang.com

  • I have not used snap chat yet, like you I heard about it but still not ready to another social media to to my list. But i am curious.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

  • Diana Horsfall

    I have snapchat but i think it is great for people who has a crazy life, like travelling, meetings etc. if you have a boring day, nobody gonna watch you. At first, I was filming everything but then I got bored and a bit depressed by watching other bloggers, who travels and have pretty social life. I’m living in small town and do not have any friends here ;( So I gave up on Snapchat! But instagram is still my favorite tool!

    http://differentcands.blogspot.com/

  • Stripes n Vibes

    I love Snapchat, my username is: @stripesnvibes the awesome thing in it is you can see all over the world and a lot of new!

    Tanya
    http://www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

    • Yes! That’s what I love there too 🙂 I followed you, mine is itsmariaalyssa 🙂

  • I am! Find me on avant.guardian.

    I still don’t know that many people on Snapchat. But it’s catching on!

    http://theavantguardian.com

    • Followed you 🙂 mine is itsmariaalyssa

  • Alice

    im not on snaphat yet, i know about it..but im not sure!

    xoxo,
    Alice’s Pink Diary

  • I’m not on Snapchat but I hear it’s fun!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • I love snapchat! It’s something so hip to share moments.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Veronika Pruskova

    I used to have a snapchat on my phone, but didnt really get used to using it. Maybe a should give it another try 🙂
    V.
    http://pancakesinbed.com NYC travel and lifestyle blog

  • I instantly wrote off snapchat as well! & I still think I’m too shy & not vain enough to have an account. lol. I’m sure I’ll conform one day.

    ♥ | http://www.connect-the-cloths.com | xoxo
    http://blogspotter.co/connect-the-cloths

  • I haven’t had Snapchat yet, but definatelly I’ll check this out 😉

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

  • I can’t even keep up with the current social platform I have now. I heard of snapchat, but I not even going to check it out for myself…just to much.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  • I love SnapChat and my account is: petoufo
    At first it’s strange but when you get the hang of it you are obsessing.!!!

    Come to my blog if you wish to see my new post.
    xoxo Fay
    http://faythisway.blogspot.gr/