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Snapchat Officially Launches Video Message Support on Android

By February 21, 2013

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Attention all parents of teens who have Android phones: the popular Snapchat app is now officially available with full video support (in addition to photo support) on your child's mobile platform.

If you haven't heard, Snapchat has earned a pretty bad reputation for all the sexting that's been going on behind teenagers' iPhone screens, all thanks to Snapchat's self-destructing feature a few seconds after photos or videos are opened by the recipient.

The trendy yet controversial app came out of private beta today after just ten days of testing video support for Android, and now of course it's just waiting to be downloaded from Google Play by every curious, hormonal teen who is hearing about it for the first time from their friends. The front-facing camera support works with Android 2.3 or higher. Notifications also got a nice little update.

Snapchat sees over 60 million messages sent through its app every single day by its millions of users, and the LA-based startup is currently valued at a cool $60 to $70 million.

If you have a teen who may be using Snapchat, consider talking to them about using it appropriately. You can also check out what our Guide to Fatherhood had to say about the popular app, here.

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