Snapchat enables people to communicate with pictures that show up for a certain amount of time depending on the users choice… with or without filters.
You can send pictures to people individually or to your ‘story’ which means all your friends can view it (as I’m sure you all already knew).
You can view ‘live’ stories about important events happening at that time. This is an example of media convergence because people from all around the world can view the same stories – for example this week there has been global stories on New York Fashion Week and the GRAMMY Awards.
You can also read articles on Snapchat in a ‘discover’ section where it has a range of companies involved such as Sky, BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, Mail Online and National Geographic. A user has a varied choice of what they want to read.
It also has an instant messaging option, which means no need to take a selfie in order to communicate with someone.
Implications of Snapchat is that it is only available as an app and also only available in certain app stores (for example the app is not available on Windows Phones).
Although you can save your selfies to your phone, you cannot directly share them from the app itself, which is a lack of connectivity.