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By the Numbers: 23 Amazing Snapchat Statistics

snapchat statisticsSnapchat has certainly enjoyed a relatively fast rise to prominence in the digital world. What started out just a couple of years ago as a somewhat obscure mobile network, has gone mainstream in a big way and is now on the radar of some of the largest digital firms out there including Facebook, who reportedly offered $3 billion in late 2013.

See also: By the Numbers: How Many People Use WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE and Other Top Chat Apps

So how far have they come? Here are the Snapchat statistics and facts I was able to dig up. As with most private companies, the numbers are tougher to come by, but as more stats make their way into the media, I will be sure to update this post.

Snapchat launch date:

September 2011

Number of Snapchat users:

roughly 26 million US users

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Last updated 10/28/13

Percentage of Snapchat users that are women: 

roughly 70%

Last updated 11/20/13

Number of Snapchat snaps per day:

400 million

Last updated 11/20/13

Percentage of Snapchat snaps that are shared with multiple recipients:


Last updated 11/19/13

Percentage of US teens (13-17) that use Snapchat on a mobile device:


Last updated 11/25/13

Percentage of UK smartphone users that use SnapChat:


Last updated 11/24/13

Percentage of Norway smartphone users that use SnapChat:


Last updated 11/24/13

Snapchat’s share of overall selfies shared on social media:


Last updated 3/16/14

Percentage of Male College Students that share selfies on Snapchat:


Last updated 2/24/14

Percentage of Female College Students that share selfies on Snapchat:


Last updated 2/24/14

Percentage of college students that use Snapchat daily:


Last updated 2/25/14

Percentage of college students that use Snapchat to send sexts:


Last updated 2/25/14

Percentage of college students that would likely purchase a product from a brand that sent them a Snapchat coupon:


Last updated 2/25/14

Percentage of marketers that use Snapchat:


Last updated 5/22/14

Percentage of 18-29 year olds in the U.S. that have a Snapchat account:


Last updated 5/6/14

Percentage of the Class of 2014 (high school) that use Snapchat daily:


Last updated 6/18/14

Snapchat’s mobile app user growth from Dec ’13-May ’14:


Snapchat’s most popular feature:


Last updated 6/20/14

Number of Snapchat Stories viewed per day:

1 billion

Last updated 6/20/14

Number of SnapChat employees:


Last updated 11/24/13

Amount Facebook reportedly offered to buy Snapchat for:

$3 billion

Last updated 11/19/13

Age of SnapChat’s CEO, Evan Spiegel:


Last updated 11/24/13

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these stats come from Snapchat’s own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.


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