A social app known as Snapchat enables users to exchange time-sensitive photos and videos, called “snaps,” which disappear from the recipients’ devices once the designated time limit expires. However, it’s worth noting that images and videos are stored on Snapchat’s servers. Users can enhance their snaps by adding text, drawings, or filters and control the recipients’ list to whom they send them.


An example of Snapchat in action would be a user capturing a photo or video, adding text or stickers to personalize it, and then sending it to a select group of friends with a specified time limit for viewing. Once the recipient opens the snap, they can view it for the predetermined duration before it disappears from their device. This ephemeral nature of Snapchat distinguishes it from other social media platforms, making it popular for sharing spontaneous and candid moments with friends.