The philosophy behind this unconventional landing place is that chats all begin with the conversation, and in Snapchat, images do the talking.
That makes even more sense when you think of how the app treats its photos and videos ephemerally.
) And finally, to the adults reading this to discover what they've been missing: Apologies, but Snapchat will show you things—like what you'd look like as a glasses-wearing chihuahua—that you'll never unsee.
And with a rotating set of fun features and filters, it's also the response to Facebook and Twitter's stale experiences.
Powell, accompanying Nicole to the Trust Women conference on trafficking and women's rights this week run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, said a growing trend in the United States is to use Whats App or Snapchat where messages evaporate over time.
"In some cases you have really stupid traffickers who leave mountains and mountains of email trails," said Powell.
Once limited to luring victims in the street, traffickers can now message thousands of people through Instagram, Facebook, Kik, Tagged and Twitter, with Whats App and Snapchat some of the latest tools in their arsenal. traffickers can make thousands of dollars off that girl very quickly," said Andrea Powell, founder and director of FAIR Girls, a U.
S.-based NGO which helps trafficked girls worldwide, including Nicole.
But it does mean traffickers and victims leave permanent traces which can help police to identify them, Europol added.
No one at Europol was available for further comment.
Sometimes chats may cut off in areas without 4G or Wifi connection.