Snapchat seems to be the social media app of choice for high school and college age kids nowadays. I have no idea how or why I know that considering my own kids are beyond those years and my grandson is decades away. Yet, there it is. Google it if you doubt me.
The attraction is that anything you post either vanishes in 24 hours (in the case of photos & videos) or disappears when viewed (for chat messages). That is not why I have it on my phone. I do not care if my posts live on forever or I wouldn’t be blogging. I just like the funny photos you can take.
Now keep in mind I have never taken photos using Snapchat. Not a one. I can’t quite figure it out, probobaly because I am too old. From what my daughter was demonstrating, you can click on something and take photos with little extras: Fire coming out of your mouth, horns or bunny ears, or you can swap features with another person.
I don’t consider myself to be technologically inept. Or at least I didn’t until now. It’s a sad, sad world when the technology advances beyond my grasp. I shutter at what apps my grandson may be using in 20 years although by that time, I may be senile anyway and not even care.
Thus the title which can be taken 2 ways: It’s beyond my reach and, like in the TV show, “This message will self destruct in 20 seconds.” Or however many seconds it was.