I’m a borderline millennial and all my friends don’t use Snapchat at all. They keep looking at me like I’m crazy when I mention it sometimes. When I do mention it, they keep telling me why I’m fussing all about it. 😒
It’s a weird world that we live in.
Now that Snapchat is going public and they see the valuation since the press is eating it up, they are now asking me about it and surprisingly, a lot of them already downloaded it, though I’m sure they’d stop using it right after signing up.
Snapchat isn’t really the easiest thing to understand for older people and that’s just the “idea” of disappearing messages, not yet considering how they get around the UI of the app, which by itself is confusing for most people when they first use it.
They’ll have a harder time understanding how this is even a social network since it doesn’t have a publicly visible “Follow” system, which is one of the staples for the other networks. They probably just have a couple friends on it if they browsed the contacts list, which is already a reason to not even “try” the app for most users.
Once you uncover the beauty of the app and it’s network though, you’ll start to see how fun it is as well as it’s power and value.
Everybody knows that Facebook tried to buy it off back then and now, it’s on an all out war to kill it by blatantly copying “Stories” and putting it on Messenger and Instagram. I’m not hating on Facebook. Just stating a fact. (I’m pretty sure Instagram Stories will work better than Messenger Stories though.)
With all those things going against it, why should you still use Snapchat?