While there is no clarity on the exact user base of Snapchat in India, some believe the app has 4 million users here as of previous year. Chatting with our friends via pictures and uploading stories to show how unbelievable your day has been going.
In the wake of Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel's recent shunning of India being "too poor" to implement initiatives to expand user base, the users in India retaliated against the social media platform, persuading the people to boycott the use of Snapchat henceforth.
Even as the SNAP - Snapchat's parent company - rubbished the ex-employee's claim, the nation (on social media) was in no mood to relent, evident from #BoycottSnapchat - one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter. Although the app is free to download, Snapchat hasn't been a success if we go by the unverified numbers.
Some users also wrote, "Poor India & Spain need better than Snapchat", "Good bye, My Snapchat Account and Snap Inc".
26-year-old Snapchat boss, Evan Spiegel, has been dragged to court by his former employee, Evan Spiegel, who worked for just 3 weeks in his firm. Although the comment is unverified and Snapchat has gone on to deny the allegations, it didn't stop our netizens from going on a rampage - right from amusing tweets, to giving the app the worst reviews.
"This is ridiculous", a Snap spokesperson told several Indian news outlets on Sunday. The actual contents of the suit are about much more than Spiegel's alleged comments on countries like India and Spain, accusing the company of inflating crucial user metrics in advance of its IPO in 2015. In just 24 hours since Saturday, nearly 400,000 people in India deleted the Snapchat app from their phones. So while Facebook, Instagram and Twitter come pre-burned on most smartphones, Snapchat never is. Snapchat first launched the "Stories" feature in 2013. According to the last released stats in 2015, Snapchat had more than four million users in India. Because they've confused Snapdeal with Snapchat.