Snapchat's History: Evolution Of Snapchat And Timeline (2018)
Ever wonder what Snapchat looked like when it first launched in a dorm room back in 2011?
As you've probably heard, once something is on the internet, it's on the internet forever.
With a bit of digging, we found what the original Snapchat website looked like, what the app first looked like, and even the very first people to ever leave an app store review for the now billion dollar tech giant.
This post will outline Snapchat's history and will give you a timeline of important events throughout the company's history.
Also, you'll get an exclusive look at what Snapchat's app and website initially looked like when the company first launched in 2011.
What Snapchat.com's website currently looks like in 2018:
What Snapchat.com's website originally looked like in 2011:
What Snapchat looks like in the App store today, in 2018:
What Snapchat first looked like in the App Store in 2011 when it was first released:
The 3 first app store reviews that Snapchat ever received (in 2011):
Who created Snapchat?
Who was the first person to use Snapchat?
- The first person to use Snapchat besides the creators of the app is not known at this time.
- However, the first person to leave a review in the app store appears to be 'Clabie1869' (as seen in the image above).
Here's Snapchat's first ever blog post (announcing what is to come for the app in the future), written by CEO and founding member of Snap, Evan Spiegel:
What the Snapchat app looked like when it was first released to the public in the spring of 2011:
History Of Snapchat
Snapchat Timeline From 2011 to 2018
- July 2011
When did Snapchat start?
Snapchat is released in the App Store in the living room of Evan Spiegel's father's home in July 2011.
- October 29, 2012
Snapchat launches their app in the Android Store
- October 2013
Snapchat launches 'Stories'
- November 2013
Around two years after Snapchat launched, Mark Zuckerberg attempted to buy Snapchat for 3 billion dollars in November of 2013.. but his offer was refused.
- August 2014
Snapchat first introduced Geofilters to the public in August 2014.
- End of August of 2014
40% of adults in the United States were using Snapchat on a daily basis.. and the rest is history.
- January 2015
When did snapchat filters come out?
Snapchat introduces 'Discover' and 'Lenses' (also known as filters) in January 2015.
- End of January 2015
Snapchat hits around 75 million users
- March 29, 2016
When did snapchat streaks come out?
Snapstreaks came out on March 29, 2016, in Snapchat's 'Chat 2.0' app update.
- Before May of 2016
Google offers to acquire Snapchat for a reported 30 billion dollars in May of 2016.. but is rejected.
- June 2016
Snapchat hits 150 million daily active users
- July 2016
Snapchat introduces 'Memories' and 'Bitmojis'
- August 2016
Instagram launches 'Stories'
- September 2016
Snapchat rebrands to 'Snap Inc.', parent company to Snapchat and Spectacles
- March 2nd, 2017
Snap Inc. goes public
- November 2017
Snapchat changes the Stories feed to an algorithmic feed
- April 2018
Snapchat reverts back to reverse-chronological Stories feed after harsh backlash.