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Definition: Snapchat


A very popular mobile messaging service from Snap Inc. that sends a photo or video to someone that lasts only up to 10 seconds before it disappears. During that time, the recipient can take a screenshot, and the sender is notified that it was taken. Snapchat was introduced in 2011, and three years later, video chat and messaging were added. See Snapchat Spectacles, Snapcash and Snap Camera.