Snapchat has become quite popular because of its self-destructing message feature. Just send out a message to your friends and in ten seconds or less, depending on what you set, the message will disappear forever. This app is the creation of four Stanford students (Daniel Smith, David Kravitz, Bobby Murphy, Evan Spiegel) and was initially released in September 2011.
Earlier this month Snapchat introduced a new feature called video messaging and was only accessible to beta testers. The new feature stays true to the nature of the app and also self-destructs in one to ten seconds after the recipient has viewed it.
Today, this feature has graduated from its beta phase and is now available in the updated version of the app.
In their recent blog post they said that “Making Snapchat video for Android has been exciting, but has also had its fair share of challenges. The Android phones that many of us use were never designed with Snapchat in mind, and that can be tough when developing a hardware-based application. The video feeds and playback behavior can differ greatly – often with no guarantees or warnings. Some users will still experience difficulties, and we want to work with you to make Snapchat perfect (email us!), but we hope many of you simply come to love video snaps.”
Snapchat video works the same way as sending videos or clips. You will be able to set the timer when you want it to self-destruct. This feature comes two months after it was first introduced for the iOS platform.
You can no download the updated Snapchat 2.0 app over at Google Play. You will need a device running on at least Android 2.2 and a storage space of 6.8 MB.
This app has become quite popular lately since it allows users to send embarrassing photos of themselves to their intended recipients without the fear of it spreading over the Internet.