The Snapchat messaging service application is completely free to use. It allows people to chat and send pictures or videos from a smartphone or tablet. The Snapchat app is available for both Android and Apple operating systems.
Users can get Snapchat free as a download from the iTunes Store or the Google Play store, and there is no subscription fee or charge per message to use the service. Snapchat is supported by ad revenue from the start-up window within the app. The company emphasizes, however, that it does not place ads in conversations, but only on the Recent Updates page between conversations.