Chat in a snap

Katie Curry, Staff Reporter

Could this new app dominate the leading media social network?
 September of 2011 was the startup day for the app known as Snapchat. Snapchat is designed to share photos without permanent records. Users take a picture, send it to friends, and decide how long the picture can be seen. The range: one to ten seconds. After the amount of seconds, the picture goes away and can’t be seen again.

“It’s fun, but its a fad and it will be done within a matter of weeks,” senior Thomas Schwab said.

For sophomore Clare Keil, Snapchat is more than a fad. Along with her friends, Keil Snapchats with people from her hometown in Ohio. Moving to Texas for her 8th grade year, Keil has family and friends in her hometown that she can share pictures with more easily through the use of Snapchat.

“Snapchat for me is a way to see all the people in Ohio’s faces really easily,” Keil said.  “It makes me feel like I am not far away from them.”

Another feature the app, users can draw anything with a variety of colors or type a message of 60 characters.

“I don’t know how long it will last, but it’s definitely fun,” senior Hannah Broussard said.