Amazon Quiz (26th August 2021): This app was created by former students of which American University?
(a) Darthmouth University
(b) Cornell University
(c) Harvard University
(d) Stanford University
Answer: (d) Stanford University
Snapchat is one of the world's most popular social media services.
As of January 2020, the service has 360 million monthly active users, with three billion “snaps” (pictures and videos) being created every day.
Snapchat was established in 2011 by Stanford University students Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown, and Bobby Murphy.
According to reports, Brown came up with the concept for a social networking app that allowed users to submit images and videos that vanished after a few seconds.
Brown is said to have pitched the idea to Spiegel, and the two agreed that a social networking site based on vanishing material was a good idea. Bobby Murphy was then recruited by the pair to create the app's programming.
The co-founders debuted “Picaboo,” the predecessor of Snapchat, in July of 2011. After forcing Brown out of the firm, Spiegel and Murphy renamed it Snapchat and relaunched it in September 2011.
At the time, both Stanford University students were in their junior year of college. In September of 2014, Brown reached a $157 million settlement with the two co-founders. He was also named as a co-founder of Snapchat by the company.
With a blank slate and an innovative business idea, Spiegel (now the firm's CEO) and Murphy set out to develop the company from the ground up.