Snapchat passes the 500 million downloads milestone on Android

Shortly after Snap went public at a valuation of $24 billion, the Android version of Snapchat crossed the 500 million downloads mark on Google Play.

In spite of the latest achievement, however, everybody's favorite image messaging app remains more popular on iOS devices. Still, the company promises that more efforts will be put toward improving the Android version of Snapchat, as it still lags behind its iOS counterpart on multiple counts.

On a semi-related note, riding the wave of recent successes, Snap last month made its camera-equipped spectacles available for purchase online. Up until then, the gimmicky/fashionable shades were only available in Snap's pop-up store in New York. Learn more about them here.

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1. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

I wonder how many of those downloaded it out of curiosity due to all the news. How many will retain usage. Instagram is way better, don't see much point to snapchat these days.

2. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Similar to WhatsApp Tango Line Viber.....

3. ben.r

Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015

I've tried to get into Snapchat a few times over the years, but I just can't. Maybe if I was 12 and not 28, I might think differently.

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I agree..

5. ahmadkun

Posts: 656; Member since: May 02, 2016

i don't like it at all .. but i find the idea is better on Instagram

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