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Snapchat Introduces SnapKidz, a Kid-Friendly Version of the App


Snapchat, a photo messaging app, has immensely grown in popularity among teens and adults since its release in September 2011. But the audience is limited, as the “temporary” photo storing app has had a strict 13 and over policy. But now Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, the two Stanford developers, have a solution for those who haven’t hit their teen years yet. In a blog post on Saturday, Snapchat announced SnapKidz, a kid-friendly version of the app.

SnapKidz allows users younger than 13 to take snaps (photos), caption and draw. This feature restricts users from linking to friends, meaning users can’t send or receive snaps. Once a snap is taken with SnapKidz, it is saved locally on the user’s device, giving the option to send through an MMS picture message.

The new kid-friendly snap option is currently only available in the iOS app store. Snapchat plans to release it to Android if it is a success.


Lisa Poulsen

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