SnapChat company survival

Microsoft _Merlin_
Jul 18, 2018 13 Comments

[Please don't think of it as making fun of the company. I respect the kind of work being done there.]

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4187269-snap-slim-chance-revival
I'm seeing lots of media articles on how SnapChat is doomed. If I think about the work and innovation being done, it is equivalent or better than FB (since they rampantly copied many features and offered to buy the company as well).

I'm just curious on what employees of SnapChat think about the overall future, company leadership, and product decisions currently.

I think SnapChat has a good potential for growth.

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  • Amazon / Eng cspr
    What potential for growth are you seeing?

    The features that Facebook has copied are the core features for Snapchat.

    Snapchat still hasn't delivered on it's supposed Android rework, where it's still a hot piece of garbage. All of the new features Snapchat has released have not been well-received, such as the older addition of the Discover pane as well as the more recent SnapMaps and the *amazing* UX rework. Spectacles were a disaster as well.

    They may have iterated on what they currently have to make them slightly better but I don't see the long-term value of Snapchat, especially when viable alternatives such as Facebook's implementation have popped up.
    Jul 18, 2018 0
  • Microsoft aFLj53
    Used to work there. Toxic environment, most of the employees who keep things together have earned out and left. FB/instagram ate their lunch and made the company irrelevant.
    Jul 18, 2018 1
    • Uber Qjru43
      This ^^^^ 💯
      Jul 22, 2018
  • Indeed / Eng Mixicitano
    They are the biggest balloon of hot air I’ve ever seen. Their products are hot garbage I have no idea how they could hope to make money or what they’re wasting all their funding on. People say Insta copied snap but insta did everything much better which is what matters. Just my opinion.
    Jul 18, 2018 0
  • Snapchat / Eng
    Shroomer

    Snapchat Eng

    PRE
    Google
    Shroomermore
    I think the company is close to becoming profitable, and once it does it'll be able to refocus on innovation which is its strong suit. There's a lot of growth ahead.
    Jul 27, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn kpQS18
    Kylie Jenner killed Snap. R.I.P
    Jul 18, 2018 1
    • Snapchat XVgW02
      But she backkkkk
      Jul 29, 2018
  • Facebook Almostdone
    Serious question - is there any teenage alternative out there other than Snap and Insta?
    Jul 18, 2018 3
  • Facebook / Eng
    mrballz

    Facebook Eng

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    Microsoft
    mrballzmore
    Important part of the product is monetization. FB is best in class as an ads platform, Snap is way behind.
    Jul 18, 2018 1
    • Snapchat p42
      The first ad on snap came out 2 years ago. FB has a 10 year head start
      Aug 29, 2018

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