Snapchat is one of the most popular apps currently, especially for youngsters. It is a combination of social networking, instant messaging, and a camera that makes Snapchat such an amazing application. There were rumors going around about Snapchat shutting down this year that made the users worry and panic. If you are also worried and want to know if it’ll shut down, just go through this post and you’ll know the truth.
I’ll explain the whole truth about Snapchat Shutting Down in 2020. Just go further and read it.
Is Snapchat Shutting Down in 2021?
Snapchat is a massively popular multimedia messaging app from Snap Inc. It is one of the top downloaded apps of the previous decade and has over 230 million daily active users. This heavier usage has been a base for rumors roaming the internet that Snapchat will shut down due to being overpopulated in 2020. The rumor is heavily featured everywhere on the web, especially on Twitter where ‘Snapchat Shutting Down’ is on trending. So, let me tell you if this rumor is true or false.
Snapchat is NOT going to shut down on 28th June or 28th July 2020, or anytime in 2020. The rumor going around the web about Snapchat shutting down in 2020 is blatantly false. The Snapchat Support account on Twitter has verified that Snapchat will not shut down anytime in 2020 or anytime soon, and the rumor going around is fake. So, you don’t need to worry about your favorite multimedia messaging app closing out.
Where did the rumor come from?
Every year, a lot of rumors roam the internet about popular apps like Snapchat, TikTok, etc shutting down due to various reasons. 90% of the times they are proven false and the apps don’t close. This Snapchat shutting down rumor is also false and Snapchat will NOT shut down in 2020. The origin of this rumor dates back to the summer of 2017 when a ‘prank news website’ posted it. Channel45News.com posted that Snapchat will shut down on November 14, 2017. Here is what they wrote.
What people didn’t notice about their post was that they had ‘You got owned‘ and ‘You got pranked‘ written just above and on the side of their post.
They were pranking people and people on the internet really believe whatever they read. So, the news went viral and it made heavy rounds on Twitter. Then, the Snapchat Support account on Twitter that the news is fake and Snapchat is not going to shut down.
Similar rumors started roaming the web in 2019. It was reported that Snapchat will shut down on 28 June 2020. The rumor originated from another prank news website, React2424’s post. And, it was again turned down and Snapchat didn’t close.
The rumors are again spreading in 2020.
Where is the Snapchat Shutting Down rumor coming from in 2020?
The Snapchat shutting down rumors are again coming from Channel45News.com. They have put up a post on their website claiming that Snapchat will shut down in December 2020 due to abnormal reasons. However, there is clearly written right next to the post that ‘You’ve Been Pranked,’ but still some people are innocent enough to actually believe them.
If you are one of them, then we have already verified that Snapchat will NOT shut down any time this year. 2020 might be the year for a lot of strange news from all around the world. And, it’d be natural for anyone to believe anything weird happening in the world. But thankfully, Snapchat isn’t going to shut any time soon.
Why Snapchat will not shut down anytime soon?
Snapchat is currently at the peak of their popularity. They are not going to shut down anytime soon. There are various reasons why they won’t shut down anytime soon. Let’s take a look at some of them.
- Snapchat was the 5th most downloaded app of the last decade.
- The popularity of the app is heavily increasing even in 2020. They got over 101 daily active users in January 2020 from the US only.
Image Courtesy: App Annie.
- Snapchat is the most popular social networking app for youngsters in 2020.
- They have the patent for unique live video filters. These filters attract a lot of people as they are really fun and unique. Snapchat is the only app where you can find the best ones.
- Their revenue for 2019 was $171.6 billion in 2019. It is estimated that this number will cross the $200 billion mark this year.
These are some of the reasons that make sure that our favorite multimedia messaging app doesn’t shut down any time soon.
They aren’t shutting down, but they are planning a Re-design!
Snapchat is NOT going to shut down, but it is planning to re-design the user interface of the app. The last time they did this was 3 years ago, and Kylie Jenner put up an Instagram post about not liking it. That made Snapchat lose around 2% of all users and a lot of money. They are again going to do a major redesign sometime in 2020 or early 2021.
The Verge reports that Snapchat is working a new home for the Snap Map and a breaking news pop-up with the Discover tab. Both these features may actually help a lot of users. But, it’d be interesting to see how users respond this time to a re-design. We hope it doesn’t turn out to be a disaster for them.
What if Snapchat Shuts down in the Future?
We don’t know what the future holds for any of us. So, we can’t certainly say that Snapchat will not shut down ever. In fact, every good thing comes to an end. So, it might be a possibility that Snapchat shuts down some in the future. I guess that future isn’t going to come before 2030. And, even when it comes, we’ll have plenty of alternatives by then to use. So, we can just skip like we do every time.
For now, we can’t imagine how much we’ll miss Snapchat if it goes away abruptly. Let’s not be pessimistic and cherish the app for how great it is and, how beautiful it makes us through the filters.
The Snapchat shutting down rumors have again came into light in 2020. According to their claims, Snapchat will shut down in 2020. But, the rumors are false. Snapchat will NOT shut down any time in 2020, or any time soon. These fake rumors are spread every year by prank news websites to prank people. A lot of people fall for them. If you are one of them, don’t worry we’ll always be there to pick you right up. Just visit us to know the truth.
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