Earlier this month, an “article” was published that claimed Snapchat would be shutting down by the end of this year. It, of course, immediately went viral, spurred on by the sheer madness and panic caused by the Great Snapchat Outage of 2017, despite the fact that it was completely and utterly fake.
The (very) fake news was originally published by Channel45News.com, a self-declared “prank news publisher” whose website is adorned with the a little too on the nose message, “We do NOT support FAKE NEWS!!! This is a Prank website that is intended for Fun.”
The CEO Evan Spiegel of the very popular app Snapchat has released that Snapchat will be removed from all app stores by November 14, 2017. According to Fox News Media Evan has decided to make this decision due to copyright and legal issues with Facebook, Instagram, and Musical.ly. By the date November 14, 2017 all Snapchat apps with be removed from all devices and all app stores. DISCLAIMER all data and media associated with the app will also be deleted within the app.
Despite how incredibly legitimate and not at all Facebook-copypasta-esque that message sounds, it’s totally wrong. Though Snapchat may not be doing that great with the kids these days, it’s definitely staying alive for the time being.
So keep snappin’, kiddos.