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Snapchat

13+
Minimum age according to Snapchat
13+ Minimum age according to Snapchat

What is Snapchat?

Snapchat is a messaging app that lets you send images, videos or instant text messages to friends. These images, videos and messages are only available for a short period of time once they are opened. You can also use filters on your images and upload photo and video stories that last for 24 hours before they disappear. Businesses and organisations can create their own channels. Content posted to Snapchat is not as temporary as it may appear, as users can save chats or screenshot them without the sender knowing. Adult content can also be accessed in the app.

Website: snapchat.com

Apps: Android app, Apple iOS

How do people use Snapchat?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use image sharing and chat services like Snapchat.

Snapchat is used for: content sharing, location sharing, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo/video sharing, voice chat and video calling.

How can you report online abuse, ask for content to be removed or block someone?

How can you protect your personal information?

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