I'm so serious! Go to your settings, delete your account. Don't worry about your streaks, followers, or friends. It's time to leave Snapchat! Ok, now that I have your attention, it's seriously time to give up on Snapchat. At one point, Snapchat was the social media like no other. Stories, self-destructing photos, videos, and messages, as well as filters, were all features that made Snapchat stand out. That time is no more.
In 2017, other social media's made it a point to copy most -- if not all -- of Snapchat's features. Look at Instagram for example. It's practically Snapchat on steroids. Not only are the features you get on Snapchat in Instagram, but you also have the traditional feature of posting photos that you don't want to disappear after a certain amount of time.
I know what you're thinking. You're probably wondering if your friends are on Instagram. They are. As of the end of 2017, approx. 500 million more people are on Instagram than there are on Snapchat. Trust me when I say your friends will have no problem going full-time on Instagram. Plus IG has DMs that aren't confusing and hard to navigate through. Many people are starting to question why to keep Snapchat anyway. Youtuber, Sam Sheffer ran a poll on Twitter asking people if they still use Snapchat because most of his many followers have left and joined Instagram.
do you still use snapchat?— Sam Sheffer (@samsheffer) January 30, 2018
my viewership there has plummeted, but i still have a core audience, but IG continues to climb.— Sam Sheffer (@samsheffer) January 30, 2018
i think snapchat still has relevance with certain audience demos but for brands and influencers i think it’s pretty much done
For me and my friends, I would wish that they all leave Snapchat and just go for the better platform. Let's face it, Instagram is the better platform. I know for one, I like to use Instagram to showcase and check out some amazing shots taken with #teampixel.
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So will you do it? Will you finally delete Snapchat? If not, tell me why.