Digital Threat Assessment Toolkit
The Basics

3.0 Snapchat

Snapchat, commonly known as “Snap”, is arguably one of the most popular applications used by young people in today's digital world. Over 75% of Snapchat's user base is under the age of 25, and it is the de facto medium of communication for students in grades 7-12. Since Snapchat launched in 2011, the app has become increasingly popular, currently having over 200 million daily users.

One reason for its popularity is that it turned text communication into a visual experience that allows users to send photos that disappear within a designated period of time and (for the most part) leave behind no evidence.