The advent of the Internet has also brought about the possibility to achieve a lot of tasks especially in the area of sharing of information over a long distance in a very little time. One of such tasks the internet has enabled us to carry out is photo sharing. Photo sharing entails, hosting, sharing, managing and uploading of photos in a private or public manner on the Internet. Photo sharing web sites surfaced during the 1990s by companies offering online photo finishing.
By the 2000s however, a lot of popular websites started providing photo sharing services too. There are many websites and applications that allow users to share photos; one of such applications is snapchat app. Snapchat was developed by Bobby Murphy, Reggie Brown and Evan Spiegel and runs on the Android operating system as well as the Iphone operating system (IOS).
Photo Sharing Network
The software which is available in many languages is licensed as proprietary software which is used for social networking and photo sharing. Users are send snaps (photographs and videos) to other users. The application makes it possible for users to set how long they long they want other users to be able to view their snaps before it are hidden.
The range is from 1 to 10 seconds and after this time, it is also deleted from Snapchat’s servers helping to also improve privacy. Over 700 million videos and photos were sent per day on snapchat as at mid 2014.
Snapchat can locate other users who are on your contact list who are also active snapchats users and whom you can also exchange information with.