Is 2016 Really the Year of Snaps?
by Bill Nolan
Snapchat, launched in 2011, is a free messaging application for sharing moments. It let’s you take a photo or video, add a caption or doodle, and ‘snap’ it, aka send it, to specific friends. You may also add it to your ‘story’ for sharing with all friends. You ask, does it have the potential to build relationships for your business? This photo and video sharing platform has around 100 million active users. Does this mean you should utilize it? Is this really a logical solution and platform to find your audience on? The ‘snaps’ you send followers only last seconds before vanishing, and the ‘stories’ feature allows videos to be viewable for a whopping 24 hours. It may not be the easiest to work with when developing exposure for your business, but if you’re one of those social gurus who think outside the box this could be a lot of fun. And Snapchat doesn’t seem to be going away… just yet.