Popularity of Photo Sharing Apps like Snapchat and PushPic

November 19th, 2013  |  By Elizabeth O'Dowd

Confirmed by TechCrunch, Snapchat now provides over 400 million snaps or photos each day. This is even more impressive when compared to Instagram and Facebook. Snapchat exponentially surpasses both Instragram and Facebook with sheer volume of photos being shared.

According to Jordan Cook of TechCrunch, Facebook is sharing approximately 350 million photos each day from its extensive network of users, while Instagram’s 150 million users upload approximately 50 million photos each day.  This news is following the heels of Snapchat rejecting an acquisition offer from Facebook Inc that would have valued the company at $3 billion or more, according to a Wall Street Journal report. 

What could possibly describe the popularity of Snapchat versus the social media mega giant? What can both developers and social app lovers learn from this? First of all, the report of Facebook's interest in Snapchat comes a couple of weeks after Facebook, the world's No. 1 Internet social network, acknowledged that it was seeing a decline in daily use by young teenagers in the U.S., although it said overall use by teenagers was stable. Additionally, popularity  of Instagram and Snapchat with this demographic seems to be ever-increasing.

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The mobile app market has also seen a sharp increase in photo sharing apps such as PushPic, the upcoming photo sharing app coming soon. Pushpic is a unique way to share photos and videos with everyone around you. Once you’ve taken a photo or video you like, you can set the distance that the photo can be viewed from and even the amount of time it can be viewed for.  

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