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13 Cool Things You Probably Didn't Know About Snapchat


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2. Using a secret feature, you can write in black and white.

To get a black pencil, hold down on the rainbow toolbar and drag your finger to the left, then all the way down to the bottom.

To get white, hold down on the rainbow toolbar and drag straight to the left.

3. Snapchat was originally called Picaboo.

A press release for Picaboo from 2011 semi-offensively describes it as an app for college girls: "Show off that fabulous pair of Jimmy Choos or catch your best gay finally cuddling up with that straight guy at a party!"

9. Facebook tried to acquire Snapchat for $1 billion in October 2013.

Co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy rejected that offer. A few weeks later, Mark Zuckerberg returned with a $3 billion offer, which Snapchat again rejected.

11. A venture capital firm provided $485,000 of seed funding to Snapchat in 2012 after one of the partners found that the three most popular apps in his daughter’s high school class were Angry Birds, Instagram, and Snapchat.

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