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English, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Romanian, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Russian former students at Stanford University, and developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc.
When, in April 2011, Spiegel floated the product idea in front of his class as a final project, the classmates focused on the impermanent aspect of the potential product, and balked at the thought of temporary photos.
Murphy was eventually brought into the project to write the source code for the application, and Picaboo first launched as an i OS-only app in July 2011.
As of May 2017 According to documents and deposition statements, Reggie Brown brought the idea for a disappearing pictures application to Evan Spiegel because Spiegel had prior business experience.
Brown and Spiegel then pulled in Bobby Murphy, who had experience coding.
The prototype for Snapchat was started by Brown and Spiegel as a project for one of Spiegel's classes at Stanford, where Spiegel was a product design major.Snapchat is primarily used for creating multimedia messages referred to as "snaps"; snaps can consist of a photo or a short video, and can be edited to include filters and effects, text captions, and drawings.The ability to send video snaps was added as a feature option in December 2012.Please help by moving some material from it into the body of the article.Please read the layout guide and lead section guidelines to ensure the section will still be inclusive of all essential details.