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With its $3.4 billion public offering, it’s a momentous week for Snap Inc. Amore’s pizza venice florida and its wildly popular Snapchat app.

While you’ve no doubt heard about this visual-centric messaging platform, you may not be all that familiar with what it is and how it works – perhaps because most active Snapchat users are tweens, teens and twenty-somethings.

Given all eyes are on Snapchat this week – especially among professional and casual investors – we thought we’d bring you up to speed on this trendy app, represented by a white ghost against a yellow background. Venice florida pizza delivery Lenses, geofilters, and disappearing messages

The nearly 6-year old messaging platform initially made a name for itself because photos and short videos (called “snaps”) self-destruct after viewed by the recipient (between 1 and 10 seconds, as determined by the sender). Domino’s pizza venice florida Users like the lack of a digital footprint, though many parents understandably are concerned about teens using this platform for sexting.


Snapchat added many other features over the years, including “ Geofilters” — graphical overlays when in a specific geographical area, such as a city or an event — followed by “Lenses” augmented reality technology to spice up selfies. Best pizza venice florida Using face-detection, users can swipe left or right to superimpose animated graphics onto of their faces and then share the (often-silly) images with other Snapchat users.

Snapchat memories last up to 24 hours and are accessible to your followers. Pizza venice beach ca (Photo: Snap Inc.)

While self-destructing snaps can be sent directly from one Snapchat user to another, a “Story” is when images and videos (which can include text, too) is posted on your profile, allowing anyone who follows you to see it, and it’s accessible for up to 24 hours. Venice pizza menu williamsport pa In other words, rather than a private message, stories are public (to your followers) and lasts up to a day instead of up to 10 seconds.

Snapchat has also introduced “Discover,” an area with the app that contains many channels of short-form content from major publishers, such as CNN, BuzzFeed, ESPN, Food Network, Cosmopolitan, People, Mashable, Esquire, and IGN, to name a few.

Last summer, Snapchat bowed “Memories,” which allows snaps and stories to be saved to your device, to view later on. Venice pizza house yelp Do photos really self-destruct?

Snapchat has become wildly popular with teens and twenty-somethings because of filters that overlay on short video clips. Venice house pizza prince albert (Photo: Snap Inc.)

Snaps are inaccessible after up to 10 seconds, yes, but there are some ways the recipient can save them. Venice house pizza saskatoon It’s possible to take a screengrab of the snap, to view later and indefinitely, though the sender is notified when a screengrab is captured. Venice pizza elkridge maryland There are also unauthorized apps like SaveSnap and Casper (and others) that let you save photos and videos.

Plus, recipients can also use another phone or camera to capture and share private snaps, of course. Venice pizza elkridge md menu In other words, there’s no guarantee images are truly gone after a few seconds. Venice pizza in elkridge md Controversy over the app

Twice in 2016, Snap Inc. Old venice pizza starkville ms came under fire over two of its “Lenses” that alter your face via your smartphone’s camera. Old venice pizza memphis Last April, a Bob Marley filter digitally turned people’s faces black (if it wasn’t already), along with adding dreadlocks and a Jamaican Rastafarian hat. Old venice pizza tupelo Critics felt this “blackface” filter was racially insensitive.

A few months later, the Venice Calif.-based company came under heavy criticism again, this time for releasing an “anime-inspired” lens, with slanted eyes that was perceived to be a caricature of Asians. Old venice pizza company menu In a statement, Snap Inc. Old venice pizza starkville said it would remove the filter and was only “meant to be playful and never to offend.” Spectacles and drones

Available through Snapchat’s “Snapbot” pop-up vending machines, and sold online as of last week, Snapchat Spectacles are a pair of smartglasses that let you record videos up to 10 seconds – captured from a first-person perspective – and then synched via Bluetooth with a smartphone to share it through the app. Venice pizza san diego ca Spectacles cost $129.99, which includes a charging case and cables, and are available in three colors.

According to The New York Times, Snap Inc. Venice pizza dorchester menu – which called itself a “camera company” in its IPO filing – is allegedly working on a drone to take photos and videos from above.

Time will (soon) tell how investors will react to Snapchat’s constantly evolving software and hardware offerings.

Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, the company behind snapchat debuts on the New York Stock Exchange on March 1, 2017, under the ticker symbol SNAP. Venice pizza dorchester ma Shares are expected to price March 1 after the market closes and begin trading on Thursday. Pizza places in vincennes indiana Snap is aiming to sell shares around $14 to $16 a share, giving the company a valuation of up to $22.2 billion.

In this Thursday, Oct. Pizza places in venice florida 24, 2013, file photo, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel poses for a photo in Los Angeles. Pizza places venice fl Snap Inc. Pizza places in venice fl is listing the company’s valuation at up to $22 billion as it prepares for the tech industry’s biggest initial public offering in years. Venice pizza hammond in The parent company of SnapChat said in a regulatory filing Feb. Venice pizza hammond indiana 16, 2017, that the IPO is likely to be priced between $14 and $16 per share.

This April 29, 2014 file photo shows Snapchat co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy attending the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the Time 100 issue of the Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.After a dearth of technology listings in 2016, Snapchat parent Snap is set for its market debut as early as this week. Venice pizza coatesville pa The initial public offering (IPO) if successful could presage a wave of listings from the sector’s so-called “unicorns” — those with a valuation of at least $1 billion based on private funding sources.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wears a pair of Snap spectacles at the TechFair LA a job fair that featured 250 tech firms including Snap. Venice pizza coatesville pa menu Organizers said that 10,000 people registered for the event.

In this Monday, Nov. Venice pizza coatesville menu 28, 2016 photo, a vending machine containing Spectacles stands in a closed store, in New York. Venice pizza chesterton in Snap is managing to remain hip and even has an unconventional distribution strategy for Spectacles, $130 sunglasses that take video for sharing on Snapchat. Venice pizza chesterton menu Users can’t just order one online yet. Venice pizza chesterton indiana Rather, they have to find a vending machine or temporary store popping up with just 24 hours’ notice. Venice pizza lancaster pa coupons So far, vending machines have showed up near the company’s headquarters in the Venice Beach section of Los Angeles, as well as in Big Sur, California, and New York.

Delilah Hamlin walks the runway wearing Spectacles by Snap Inc. Venice pizza lancaster pa menu during rehearsal at the Sherri Hill NYFW Fall 2017 Runway Show during New York Fashion Week at Gotham Hall on February 13, 2017, in New York.

DJ Khaled posts a Snapchat with Harvard Business School Professor of Business Administration, Anita Elberse, during the Get Schooled Snapchat College Tour and Meet at Harvard University on December 9, 2016, in Cambridge, Mass.

The Snapchat app came under fire in April 2016 after it released a filter critics said amounted to a digital version of blackface.The filter attempted to honor late reggae icon Bob Marley by letting users take a selfie in Snapchat and then altering the image to make the user look like Marley, complete with dreadlocks, a colorful hat and brown skin.

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