Snapchat is a video messaging application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were students at Stanford University (and then when living at Venice Beach not Silicon Valley). On Snapchat users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a specific list of recipients. Thes photos and videos are called “Snaps”. You can set a time limit for how long recipients can view their Snaps (between 1-10 seconds). Then Snapchat claims they will be deleted from the company’s servers (aka they are not snooping on your data like some other companies).