Last Updated on June 10, 2022
Known for ‘disappearing stories’, Snapchat changed the game for online storytelling and sharing. But how did this app got its start?
Brief History of Snapchat
Reggie Brown thought of a way to make ‘disappearing stories’ where people can post photos and videos that fade away from a website after a given time. Evan Spiegel, a fellow Stanford University Student, was let in on the idea.
Both saw potential in a social media platform with temporary content as a new online habit and a business opportunity. The two approached another schoolmate, Bobby Murphy, to make the code to be used in building the app. What they called a ‘million-Dollar idea’ became what is known today as Snapchat.
Snapchat takes pride in being built around the joy of sharing images or videos, regardless of how funny or touching it is. It wants users to change their perception of content that is seen at one moment, and gone the next.
Words come and go, and people tend to retell stories differently from what they’ve heard before. In the face of stiff competition from other platforms, the app tried to reinvent its ways of telling stories. With people seeing the change and are not fond of it, the demand to revert Snapchat to how they’ve known it in the first place grew.
At present, Snapchat seems satisfied in keeping things the way when they first came into the social media market: chronological snap stories.
FREE Snapchat Font
The actual font used by Snapchat is a premium font called Avenir Next. Designed by Linotype, this font family is a technical yet beautiful sans that remains legible on screen despite the size. For the FREE version, you can go to Fonts Family.
Meanwhile, the Snapchat site and app uses a combination of Avenir Next and Helvetica Neue LT Std Roman. Helvetica Neue is also a premium typeface by Linotype. If you want the plain Avenir font at no cost, head on over to Dafont Free.