You can see who’s checked you out, send messages and send wink bombs.
There’s usually at least one glaring issue on every chat site that sticks out like a sore thumb.
To the 310 million monthly active Snapchat users, many of whom are in their teens and early 20s: Sorry, but old people are about to crash your party. And that is exactly why the app is exploding in use, even recently overtaking Twitter in terms of daily users.
(I'm not even 40, and I'm one of them.) To the hip kids who have grown up with the four-year-old short video sharing app: It is with regrets that admittedly I may even incorrectly explain some of how this service—with its myriad of odd features—works. A social network where people share photos and short videos for just 24 hours, Snapchat is the answer to the Internet's problem of never forgetting.
This could be your mum, dad, carer or a school teacher.
Your school will have ways of dealing with these sorts of problems and can confiscate mobiles if they believe they have sexual images on them.
The philosophy behind this unconventional landing place is that chats all begin with the conversation, and in Snapchat, images do the talking.