21 Phases Of The Evolution Of Snapchat

21 Phases Of The Evolution Of Snapchat

How a 10 second snap changes us.
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The evolution of Snapchat is one that matters to us because what other app would we use to waste time and to show people how ugly we are every day, a drunken night, a concert, a scenery, or pretty much everything and anything remotely entertaining or stupid.

I gotta give it up to Snapchat, our favorite app has come a long way from being the sleazy way boys try to get nudes from random girls, or something like that.

But for real, sInce its creation, Snapchat has become one of the most popular mobile apps that can be downloaded to your iPhone or Android smartphone. According to a study by Sumpto, it shows that 77 percent of college students surveyed use the Snapchat mobile app daily. (obviously the first app I check every day)

Let's go down memory lane of how Snapchat became just about the greatest app there is:


Phase 1: Just Photos

Snapchat was released in September 2011, and this was The OG phase, little do we know just what is about to happen to this app.

Phase 2: Videos

This was in December 2012. AKA the video feature allowed us to view a concert without actually being there. This feature still exists and is a very useful feature that I love.

Phase 3: Best Friends

Aka the best phase. Who didn't like to know who's people top friends were?!? Forever hoping this feature would come back.

Phase 4: Inner Artist

In January 2013, everyone's inner artist came alive when Snap chat introduced the ability to re-create any photo into an art masterpiece. Now your cat can be a wizard.


Phase 5: The Growth

By February 2013, Snapchat users were sending over 60 million snaps a day, or 700 snaps a second!

Phase 6: Story Time

October 2013, yes the stories were introduced. The phase that significantly changed our lives. The phase that allows you unlimited views on your crushes or enemies Snapchat for 24 hours, and have them not even know.


Phase 7: Replay

December 2013, Snapchat releases that a viewer can replay a snap ONCE a day, so choose carefully who you choose to replay.

Phase 8: Snap(CHAT)

Ah yes the ability to actually chat on Snapchat. In May 2014, Snapchat allows you to send messages, but be careful because messages that are sent are wiped away into empty bubbles an hour after sending.


Phase 9: Geo- Filters

In July 2014, you now can swipe right to put on a geo-filter, location-based service that allows users to unlock certain filters based on their location.


Phase 10: Live Section

August 2014 introduces us to a "Live" section allowing people to follow events live. Be Careful with this one, you get addicted to these fast, I.E. Arizona Campus Story.


Phase 11: Advertisements

Not too long after in October 2014, Snapchat introduces the ability to advertise on Snap. Realistically, we all just click through these.

Phase 12: Snapcash

November 2014, the new Venmo happened.

Phase 13: Sponsored Stories

November 2014, a feature that highlights big events such as the AMA's and the Superbowl allowing fans to upload their snaps to the sponsored story if they are at the venue.

Phase 14: Discover Section

The phase that no one even looks at. Unless you are REALLY bored. A phase that came in January 2015, comprising of content from brands like ESPN, CNN, Vice, and Warner Music, National Geographic, Yahoo News and others.


Phase 15: Emoji Hidden Meanings

Other known as the "emoji replaces 'best friends' function". This came out in April 2015 putting emoji's next to friends names with a hidden "secret emoji code". Still wondering what the emojie means? This should help you.

Phase 16: Extreme Growth

May 2015, Snapchat at it peak reaching 100 million active users, sending approximately 400 million snaps a day!

Phase 17: Gif Profile Picture

In July 2015 introduces profile pictures of taking 5 pics of yourself and an animated gif will be created for your profile picture.

Phase 18: Edit Mania

July 2015, Snap allowed you to swipe through filters, position text and emojis, show the time, temperature, or even how fast you are going, because these are all clearly very important for everyone to know.

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Phase 19: Face-altering filters

Life changing. lets just say that. September 2015, Snapchat introduced its latest craze allowing wild animated filters that alter to your face recognition. Personal fave: the dog.



Phase 20: 80 MORE CHARACTERS!

In April 2016, Snapchat finally introduced a new character limit to add 80 more character that you are able to type for a snap. Finally is all I can say.

Phase 21: Current Day: The Stats

Number of Snapchat daily video views: 8 billion

2015 projected revenue: $50 million

Average number of photos shared on Snapchat every second: 9000 snaps per second

Number of Snapchat stories viewed each day :1 billion

Cost for advertising on Snapchat: $750,000 per day

Happy Snapping, Snapchat world! We are truly part of an evolution and have been through all the phases to see how successful Snapchat has become!














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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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1. T@gged.

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2. Nashville.

  • Set in music city, this show stars big names such as Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. Britton plays the queen of country music, while Panettiere plays an up and coming pop/country singer. Currently, in its last season, Nashville features wonderful talent and some of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
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3. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

  • Another show that features great music, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is hilarious from the first episode. Viewers are easily able to relate to the characters, and the cast is pleasantly and appropriately diverse.
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4. The Bold Type.

  • Like many shows before it, The Bold Type features a group of young women trying to navigate their careers and love lives in New York City. Unlike any other show, The Bold Type has a strong feminist message; that it is much better to build your fellow women up than to tear them down.
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5. Rick and Morty.

  • While Rick and Morty does have a strong following, I decided to include it on this list because I know far too many people who don't watch it. This cartoon is smart, funny, and interesting. It's impossible not to formulate your own theories about the characters and the plot. There are three seasons so far, and luckily, Rick and Morty was recently renewed for seventy more episodes.
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6. Siesta Key.

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7. Everything Sucks!

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