28 Feb '14, 12pm

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Snapchat by @albertcostill

Snapchat’s co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy first worked together while attending Stanford University on a website for students called Future Freshman in 2010. Spiegel told the Palisadian Post in August 2013: “We would experiment and fail. We must have attempted nearly 34 projects”. Originally Snapchat was called Picaboo, and it was first launched in July 2011 in Spiegel’s father’s living room on the Apple App Store. Picaboo was renamed Snapchat when the app was rebranded and added to the Google Play in 2012 for Android users. Inspiration for the disappearing messages came to Spiegel and Murphy after a friend regretted sending a photo to someone else. That friend is supposedly Frank Reginald Brown. Brown approached his friends Spiegel and Murphy with a “million dollar idea”. The three launched Picaboo, but Brown claims that Spiegel and Murphy ousted him. Since the...

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