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Vague Snapchat tweet gets Windows Phone hopes up, but try not to get too excited

One which Windows Phone/Snapchat fans would immediately jump in the air at reading, because it seems to suggest that support may finally, one day, actually be planned. HUZZAH! Right?

For fear of getting disappointed again, we should try and curb the excitement. Because none of this is in any way a 'confirmation' that Snapchat 'gave in' or anything.

Here's the tweet:

"@raphaeu There are plans to make it available in the future, we'll give deets when that's close. Hope this helps! :)"

The "it" being Snapchat for Windows Phone. But considering the company's seeming lack of interest, even complete disregard, of Windows Phone as a platform, it's tough to see what may finally have changed their minds. The new Android/iOS app porting tools? Microsoft throwing a ton of cash their way? The CEO finally woke up one morning and realized the error of his ways?

So, maybe there is hope. But try not to get too excited just yet. Remember who this is that we're dealing with.

Source: @snapchatsupport

Thanks to everyone who tipped us!

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

382 Comments
  • Well that gives me hope
  • Lol smells like bs
  • Bull spirit?
  • Bull spirit sounds like a cologne. :P
  • Yep... It's made with bits of real bull, so you know it's good.
  • Is it better than my sex panther?
  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! I usually don't comment, but this made it worth it ..... They've also done studies... 60% of the time works everytime.... LOL
  • Spirit animal of Snapchat.
  • Who uses snapchat outside U.S . atleast no one from my contacts . IN
  • It's used everywhere in Europe too. Choice is good. I'm intrigued... How much money has msft forked over lol. Anyway, lets see what happens.
  • Lol dude. This is total bullshit. Not one I know has ever heard, cared or used Snapchat. And I know a lot of people in Europe. Quite Funny how some people in here are like "Me and my 2 friends use Snapchat! This means it is used everywhere across Europe!".
  • Literally every teenager in Sweden uses it. What are you on about?
  • @Forc3, the world is bigger than your social bubble.  
  • Snap chat is on every single iPhone and most Android phones in the US I guarantee it.
  • lol, these "guarantee" comments always crack me up.  As if you have any way to actually back that up.
  • How is that any different to "I don't know anyone who uses it!" when you only know a dozen people - and I seriously doubt you've asked every single person you know if they use SnapChat. It really depends on the demographics of those people, especially the age. I can say that nobody my age would use snapchat but I'm part of the 35+ crowd so that's easy to say - however, I do know (from my friends who are Teachers) that a lot of teens use it. These SnapChat demographics would seem to back that up: http://recode.net/2015/03/26/heres-the-chart-that-explains-why-media-com...  
  • Everyone uses it here... It' the most popular app among the youth
  • As a European HS teacher, I can affirm that their first way to communicate is whatsapp, then snapchat... Twitter is now "old", and FB is nonexistant to these younger crowds. Lol. Then they have other apps that I had never even heard of! So yeah, Snapchat is really relevant, as much as I hate it. 
  • You know, the same exact argument can be used against you.
  • I live in Europe (Denmark) and travels a lot. Young people, especially in scandinavia uses snapchat more than SMS texts and the facebook chat. This is also pretty common amoung adults. Traveling to france, the UK and Germany last Christmas gave me the same impression.  Many companys also uses snapchat, and even politicians in their election campains, etc.  You are simply wrong.
  • Every other female friend of mine uses it in the capital, IN.
  • RJ
  • Rodney J.
  • If you dont know the meaning then don't interrupt with your nonsense.
  • I completely agree.. No popularity of such shit apps in India.. We are happy with WhatsApp :)
  • No one I know uses whatsApp. Never heard of it except on this board, and even then only from non-US folks.
  • Not used in your region makes sense but you never heard of WhatsApp....kinda shocked me! O_O
    Guess its not as popular as I once thought ...
  • Italy. Talking about my friends and colleagues and (I work in the digital industry). WhatsApp is so spread that even in adv they say "send an SMS or a WhatsApp". Snap chat no one I know or know of, but I guess it is well known among teenagers. This is my report
  • whatsapp is uses across latinamerica (you know many countries) and also India it seems. so yeah it's big. snapchat, only few people who told me "I used it couple times and I don't use it anymore" thing.
  • Its very popular in Turkey. I mean very!!
  • I wouldn't use it if they paid me. They've made it clear that they don't want WP users, and life goes on just fine without it.
  • +1 I will sit on dogs poo before I download this app.
  • Is used a lot here in Brazil.
  • Not true. Only a handful of people use it here in Brazil, mostly iPhone users (which are a tiny fraction of smartphone users). Whatsapp, on the other hand, is used by almost everyone.
  • Very popular amongst my peer group in New Zealand. I felt pretty horribly ostracised when Snapchat killed third party support.  
  • i'm from india.
    all my classmates (except me and another girl who has a lumia) use snapchat.
  • Dude here in mexico everyone I know has it, srsly, we even have the annoying people whose stories reach over 200 seconds.
  • well, i live in uruguay, and everybody here uses snapchat, even more than instagram, or twitter. all my friends and adolescents uses the app, haha
  • Well I have pulled 40+ friends from Snapchat..... Will not use it , even if its app get 5.0* rating
  • Ignore this. I'll believe it when I see it.
  • Even if they make the app, it won't be updated / lack features / incomplete. Or by the time it launches its popularity will be long gone like happened with candy crush, or there will be a "snapchat 2" only for android and ios.
  • Should we start a flood of tweets to Snapchat, Snapchat Support & Evan Speigal? Please?! Can't hurt.
  • About the only thing most folks on WP have to tell them is FCK off and stay there.
  • @Novron, that is hardly going to help the platform. Some people just can't live without... sadly...
  • WHAT PHONE IS THAT???
  • Sexy lumia 720
  • At this point I feel the CEO is writing these kind of tweets to calm the users down so that we don't bother hoin that much
  • what is the meaning of chapter 648??
  • "Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment." WH40K quote. But... in all honesty... it pumps hopes up! I never used snapchat nor am I interested, but this is good for the plataform. I feel this change makes the plataform look like it's equally important for developers, hence people will not feel scared to buy a WP device because they know they have the support if needed.  
  • Let's remember how many times companies have tweeted stuff like this then it never happened. I've seen it happen way to much to even believe this. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Their CEO is an idiot.
  • He's such an idiot that even transforms into an idoit. 
  • He was an idiot who wanted to look cool and ended up more idiot than before.
  • Is this based on the fact that they have banned third party apps?  This is merely a security problem for them.  Doesn't make them idiots for keeping the channels closed.  Also business decisions are based off good information.  So has he personally said anything that makes him an idiot other than the fact that he doesn't support Windows phone?  A CEO makes the decision whether there will be any monetization with an investment that he/she makes.  Honesty Windows Phone is likely more of a "future" investment for those who believe Microsoft will break through the tough market.  It is a really tough market no doubt.  So some companies may not believe it will happen.  Maybe recent build has changed their minds because Microsoft looks to be taking things seriously.  
  • Then they must still have gaps in their security then
  • FarStrider... it's more about getting blamed for something that isn't their fault.  Third Party app causes a problem and SnapChat takes the beating.  
  • No, first the CEO is a loser who royally screwed his startup partner out of the company. Second, he made the comment when asked about a WP port, "Windows Phone? Didn't think anyone used that?" Third, there was no security. It was a rushed app.
  • So basically: How dare he make a comment about the lack of users on windows phone! (which is kinda true).
    But I guess if he made a "lagdroid" or "crapple" reference he'd be a hero here. Also, about the security issues. Honestly, most startups with "new" ideas often lack in the security and performance area. Look at Whatsapp and Minecraft as reference. At the very least things are proper now (I hope). This is coming from a windows phone user who likes his phone btw.
  • There's meaningful commentary about poor performance of market share and then there are derogatory and dismissive insults. The security is his problem. Instead of fixing the locks on his own house, his lawyers went out and locked devs inside theirs. This is coming from an iPhone user whose WP sits in a drawer. This guy is a prick.
  • Great comparison with dem locks srsly.
  • It has nothing to do with his decisions as CEO, he's just a plain idiot.
  • Nah, he's just straight douche. I'll still think that even after they put out an app on the Windows store.
  • He's said many things that prove he's made of pure idiot.
  • How dare you speak logic!
  • But he's like MEGA rich
  • Still not in the forbes tops? Both Bobby Murphy & Evan Spiegel are ranked # 1250 and could be richer! You know like Bill Gates! Then again keep thinking that locking any costumer out will make you more money! http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/#version:static_search:snap
  • locking people out is how bill gates got rich.. funny isnt it
  • No... Gates did not got rich locking people out! Windows & Office were accesible for everyone and every OEM, not just MS own hardware! Office worked on any mayor plataform since the beginig! That's how MS kick Apple back then and even bailed them out few months before bankrupsy! Also Google´s founders became rich by not locking costumers out, and kicked MS, Blackberry, Nokia, etc. in Movile by being open to every consumer, which by the way pissed off sJobs. It just happes that Apple also became somehow more accesible to every consumer with iPods, iPhones & iPads... I mean not everyone buys a Mac, but hell, lots buy iPhones! They are copying bigger screens because if they stay closed minded to 3.5" smartphones it would be a joke!
  • You sound you first saw Microsoft with Vista :O
  • That's why I'm having fun with his little sister
  • Lol
  • Just because he wont develop for an OS with less than 10% of market share? His only idiot move was not selling few years ago. If he doesnt want to develop, it's understandable given that even Microsoft puts WP behind iOS and Android.
  • Agreed. Sadly.
  • Well, afaik offered to develop and maintain a wp snapchat app. But he didn't take the odder cause wp isn't cool enough.
  • how is Microsoft putting WP behind if they are developing Windows 10.... oh yeah because clueless people like you say it? The CEO is an idiot because he is an idiot. he can do whatever he wants with his app. it doesn't change the way he manages stuff. developing or not an app won't change the way he is... and other have developed apps for "10% marketshare OS" and they are bigger and better. But you are clueless so why am I wasting my time? ^____________^ I guess you can and other can keep thinking Microsoft is putting Windows 10 behind only because your brain seem to be not working well and forget Microsoft is developing a new version of the OS so they are working on it, because I guess you should know, it-s stupid to develop or fix apps that will be abandoned with Windows 10, since true universal apps it-s the future like Office, why would Microsoft update Windows Phone 8 office if they are developing something new?? oh but yeah, clueless people like you won't ever understand that. Android and iOS are already made, they are stable and all Microsoft offers there can be updated... while Windows 10 Mobile is months away from complete and not everyone will or can run it. so Microsoft can't offer much. but again, like Ihave said twice...you are clueless so I don't expect your brain to understand simple things in how Microsoft is developing Windows 10 and all the other versions that are based on it.
  • TLDR your feelings were hurt and you need a reality check sadly, regarding Windows Mobile. Windows had supposedly been in beta and developing for over 5 years as Microsoft puts it and guess what, during that time it has remained stagnant and hasn't seen massive growth. iOS is a much more profitable ecosystem, even more than Android which is also massively profitable and unlike those Windows Mobile isn't as profitable as those so of course many software companies wouldn't invest in Windows Mobile because it is not as profitable as iOS and Android. Be thankful that some do instead of being so hateful and spiteful to other users. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • TLDR yours.
  • @_Emi_:
    If someone's clueless (or straightly ignorant that is for that matter) it's you.
    Microsoft is putting Windows Phone behind iOS and Android because they develop applications of considerable magnitude (Office, Sway, you name it) for their competitors platforms first and later for Windows Phone (or maybe, in case of Sway, never at all). And we're not talking days here, which might be an accidental slip, but month or years, which is TOTALLY unacceptable...
  • Behind because MS make their apps and services available for other platforms first.
  • Lol. "Windows 10 is coming"... Haven't we heard that before? Oh yeah, WP 7.5 is coming and it will change things. WP 8 is coming and it will change things. WP 8.1 is coming and it will change things. Yes, Windows 10 is coming and it will change things...for surface and desktops. Yes, they will allow devs to port apps easily for WP, but who says they will? It's one thing to develop, its someone else entirely to maintain and update. I hurt your bubbly feelings, I understand. But if you think their CEO is an idiot just because he won't invest into an OS that has a questionable future, well that makes you delusional. Thanks for saying that my brain won't understand, clearly you have a grip on this when you call people idiots.
  • he's an idiot in real life, not because of the issue with the Windows Phone app.
  • He's a massive d*ck, yes, but all d*cks lift their head out of ignorance one day... Beautiful metaphor, don't you think?
  • At least the CEO Pulled out (his dick)
  • Their ceo is biased towards a (growing) community, which is equivalent to an underdog, because of his dissatisfaction of the windows systems and ui. Doesn't make him an idiot. Just a guy with his own opinions (even though these opinions are somewhat prejudiced). Hate him though.
  • iOS keeps losing market share lately during most quarters, usually it's like 1%, but still. It's easy to make or even 'port' it over for us, and only has to do once! More users is more users. When it's this easy now, the better question is "Why NOT make a Windows app?!"... Can't hurt him/Snapchat. Growth is growth. He has a personal vendetta against Windows Phone unfortunately...
  • You said it correctly. CEO is biased against Windows Phone. If, with the level of bias he has, he decides to develop for Windows 10, then you know Microsoft had done something right.
  • He may be an idiot, but he's finally realizing his Snapchat is heading the way of MySpace... Time to make friends with everyone
  • I'd say the porting tools were the swing factor, probably along with a wad of cash from Microsoft.
  • Agreed
  • Maybe for W10 mobile, big stress on the MAYBE, though
  • Here comes the Windows 10 effect!
  • Exactly!
  • That's what i was thinking!
  • True dat!
  • Yeah right... Dream on. Windows on mobile is always going to be a minority... Sorry to disappoint you...
  • Agree...been saying for over a year, 10 ain't gonna do dick... Tired of saying it, let be so I can stop...wish I was wrong, but doubtful...
  • you are missin the point here, when windows 10 is ready, the OS will be running on a huge number of devices, along with them a fraction of phones, which luckly will be able to run the universal apps.   So the platform is actually a huge apportunity for devs, as the OS just jumped from a small number of phones to huge number of device.
  • Oh, am i really missing the point here…or is it you? As long as Samsung, LG and Sony doesn’t produce high-end phones with WP (or W10), we won’t get a higher Windows-position in the market…
  • Actually it is still you. from a developers point of view they want the highest exposure possible for thier app with the minimum effort/ captial. i would prefer to showcase my app on windwos 10 market with a huge amount of laptops, computers, highend phones, lowend phones, hololens, huge surfaces (which is a huge amount of unique users). rather than IOs or Andoird which together barely reach the number of PCs available alone. Noting that IOs and Android users, will probably have a windows 10 device in their house somewhere, maybe their fridge in the future.
  • Ok, let's see whos right...  i bet it's the same situation even two years from now... Mark my words.... if the 3-4 biggest companies doesn't release high-end phones in this period, then WP/W10 on mobile will die a slow death.... and I'm pretty sure i'm right... time will show....
  • The companies listed will more than likely be producing windows 10 devices of various shapes and sizes...unless I've missed their memo that they are closing down their laptop divisions...? Your argument seems to forget that W10 will bring with it universal apps. Right now, it seems, snapchat's CEO had kept his board on side. This is unlikely to continue with universal W10 apps. Even if it does, it still doesn't make him an idiot as many are suggesting. Annoying? Perhaps. Tactless? I'd say so. But the insults about him are pointless and counterproductive.
  • I'll stick with Cyber Dust
  • Me too.
  • I want to use Cyber Dust but none of my friends will download it. :(
  • Dang, true that. Everyone heard of Snapchat or have used it before, but I think it's to say I'm the only person among my friends that heard of Cyber Dust.
  • Use Xim by Microsoft. It functions without your friends having to download anything beforehand. You just install it on your phone and you can type in the phone number(s) of those you want to sent pictures / message / video to. They will receive it. Very nice features. Image are deleted from those phones you send to.
  • Whoa, nice. Will try that soon. Thanks for the suggestion!
  • Get better friends
  • Beep beep.
  • I honestly prefer Snapchat over CyberDust. Snapchat is a much cleaner and more fluid interface even giving its horrible bugs but I'm running a beta version. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Chances are it won't see the light of day before Windows 10 but the fact that it may be released at all is certainly good news for the platform. Even though personally, I couln't care less about Snapchat - I'm not really into that stuff. :P
  • I'm not excited about the app. But I will be happy to see it on windows phone.
  • Same here. I don't care much for it. But it's Another Brick in the Wall.
  • And Microsoft will say Hey You to Snapchat's CEO.
  • Me too. I'd love to use it, but can live without it, either way. But its addition to our Store would be very beneficial.
  • Ohh shit I just swithced to Android cause of Snapchat. Oh well, the interface is on the whole better anyway after a week of usage.
  • Good for you, and the whining is a lot less over here.
  • Yeah - I feel on balance it was the right call. Particularly with Microsoft bringing their key services over - I feel confident I am missing out on little.
  • You will miss: * Stability * Upgrades * Privacy I've got a Samsung Note 4 here, and I had to ROM it to get rid of the hideous (and nagging) Samsung cr*p, and had to put a launcher to make the start screen less messy. I am paranoid about putting a banking app on it (as I have no idea what is in the code in this ROM) and the launcher crashes occasionally. I waaayyy prefer WIndows Phone, its more elgegant, higher quality, more private and more reliable.
  • @BEECHBOY707, so your confident in knowing that there could be other loop holes in Android that may allow this (presuming Google has patched this particular flaw) :p. http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/android_os_loophole_allows_secret_photos_to_be_taken.html I'm aware the Link is old, it was much quicker than hunting youtube for the video and has other relevant info.
  • Oh,I never imagined period would switch platforms just for one app
  • While I do like the direction Lollipop took, I still think that I prefer the Windows UI.  Granted the settings are a disaster which I hope W10 fixes.  So far it looks better judging by the insider builds, but only the first page of settings.   Also google is really slow and requires insane hardware.  This may change in the future but will have to see it in action.  Then there's the updates at the mercy of the carriers.  Windows 10 will take charge like ios, not sure if Google will ever do that. 
  • You switched because of one app? Lol I don't get why people do that...
  • Cause he is a troll.
  • Exactly my thought.
  • Switched from a 1520 to an Android One M8. Can confirm. Not a troll. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • You are Soo "Cruel" valdez.. :D  But like M8 also..
  • Will altso switch to Android after this phone. Windows phone is good, but as a Swede we don't have much support from Microsoft. I want Cortana, better Bing results and so on
  • Why not just change region to USA?. I live in NZ and have Cortana working fine.
  • Then Bing don't work at all :/ Will just get American results if I change
  • Join Android Central and don't let the door hit you from behind. In fact feel free to take some Snaps on the freeway, or a bridge, or a cliff maybe.
  • Almost every electronic device I own has Windows, or are manufactured by Microsoft. Xbox 360, Xbox One, My computer, my two windows phones. But I have to say that I do love this phone and Windows, but the people that support Windows phone especially are assholes(not all), and that include you sir. Android is good, and also Windows phone but Microsoft don't do much right now for costumers outside Us, and that's why I will leave Windows phone until we get what we deserve.
  • You love and support Windows, yet bailed on them and are using their competitors. MS has done their part, W10 is gunna be amazing as an OS & a whole ecosystem /platform. The only lacking part is developers (which Microsoft is working on with the app compiler) and users, like you, who gave up, 6 months before Windows 10 is even out (yet MS even lets you use it early)! Google and Apple don't. W10 is pretty awesome. It's what we deserve, pretty solid as of this month. And you can even use it today!
  • Am not bailing the Windows phone, just going to change my primary phone, and that's like a year from now. Yes, I use windows 10 on my 920 and I don't know how you can think is stable, it's unstable. But it's fun to follow the improvements:) And I would love to use Windows phone as my primary, but the support here in Sweden for Windows phone is so low, not even Microsoft is doing something about it. No apps, no fast writing, no Cortana, Bing doesn't work well here and so on. I have been waiting since 2012 for support, but can't wait anymore because of my job:/
  • Oh! So you also own a Microsoft branded Toaster running Windows? :D And hope you'll enjoy your next phone :)
  • Don't use a toaster;)
  • What a pleasant disposition.  And here I thought the Windows Phone community was more polite and carefree.  Android Central, much like Windows Central, Crackberry, and iMore are all filled with helpful, and quite nice people.  We are all part of the big happy Mobile Nations family. You should visit a few of those places, and you'll realize everyone changes platforms for various reasons, and they are all by and large friendly. Wishing ill will upon them is no bueno. 
  • Yeah, well I'm an individual, a hard-core user. And I shouldn't have to write "my opinions and comments are that of my own, and not a reflection of the entire community". And I used to be a part of the PreCentral community of Mobile Nations. Mobile Nations just owns all the sites. It's just a host, to ALL rival OS's tho. Soo...
  • Ain't that serious bro, lol. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Omg im so excited now!!
  • Lets share that tweet. They need to know we are a growing community!
  • Very good point. If you're on Twitter, retweet this please. We need to show them that we matter too.
  • Sounds like a plan at any rate. 
  • We do need to spread this. Find the tweet! Repost!
  • Well then.
  • I bet you it'll be a beta port app and months to come before we get update to be at the same level like in other platforms… I pass
  • Off topic: Whatsapp for android got ads on latest update!!??
  • Yes due to cheapskates not willing to pay a dollar for service per year
  • I'm not gonna pay either cause I prefer Skype.
    All my friends now have a Lumia (cause of me) and we are waiting to use the new messenger on W10 with Skype. If it is like we are expecting there is no reason for WhatsApp or Viber
  • Wooo I'm waiting for it too.
  • GroupMe, maybe?
  • Give Xim and GroupMe a try.
  • I do not care about Snapchat, I care about something more.. If snapchat is to be available on Windows for Phones, this means the system made some good base and it can not be ignored... this is the real deal for me..  
  • Microsoft should only throw tons of shit their way, wouldn't get cash if I was the decider
  • "Chapter 684" Lol
  • I don't get the reference lol can you break it down for me :P
  • The windows phone community has been following the news quite closely in relations to snapchat.  There have been more than a few articles involving the service, and more threads than I care to count.  Joke of this is, "tongue in cheek high number of the saga of Snapchat on Windows Phone."
  • Meanwhile WMPU says to take it wit a few spoon full of salt :p
  • I don't see how that's different to what I wrote. I just like to avoid tired clichés wherever possible.
  • Well yep. It's a throwaway Tweet from a first line support/social media rep trying to end a conversation with someone. Might as well ask the cat.
  • I have already convinced all my colleagues (who has iPhone and Android phones) not to use Snapchat, and non of them are using it now. They have also uninstalled it in their phones.
  • Did they move to something else?
  • Hope before Windows 10 release.
  • That is a typical CS response... WP doesn't need insecure social platforms like Snapchat anyways. Worst design out of any social app I have ever seen, like it was developed inside a Chuck E. Cheese
  • Yes, we are more than happy with Facebook as our go to insecure social platform!~  :p
  • Episode IV: A new hope
  • Lol, then the emperor strikes back. :)
  • Don't forget the Return of the Windows!
  • ...and the app menace, attack of the droids & revenge of the pome! :D :D
  • Its a way to get easy headlines, to poke the WO community. I wouldn't think a CEO like that to be anything other then a cruel man.
  • I love how it becomes.. "who we're dealing with here "
  • But MS explicitly said communication apps would have most problems being converted under Project A or I, so if true, it must be platform convergence with desktop and Xbox that would convince them
  • Sounds like they're thinking Windows 10.
  • The same was said for Instagram. Granted it is still on beta, they did release it in the end. Windows Phone, soon to be Windows 10 Mobile (welcome back mobile), is growing in similar fashion to that of Xbox vs the other platforms and now it is top 3. Rest assured Windows Phone fans, the future is looking good. Slow and steady will win this race. That and the fact that Microsoft is doing what it can to make it happen.
  • Lol!Will believe it when I see it.
  • Probably not coming before july
  • I really could care less, I have been using line since day one
  • No need of Snapchat.
  • Next Instagram like App incoming? (infinite beta status without any progress / updates)
  • Better than nothing...
  • Yep,instagram beta is a joke.Thank God we have 6tag.Still not believing until I see some solid proof.
  • The fact that one of their employees just used the 'word'--loosely defined--"deets" makes me hate this company even more.
  • i am gonna guess that this was a tweet just to silence the mobs of nagging wp users .
  • They can go suck a big one. Disabled my account long time ago, when the whole debacle initially started. I have to say WhatsApp and Skype are working very well for me and my friends. Edit: Do they expect me to go back after their CEO and Service desk officially made sarcastic remarks about Windows users on their offcial twitter accounts? When a fish rots, it starts from the top. If that is their CEOs attitude towards WP, I can't fathom the rest.
  • Really? I meant the fish thing...
  • Im sorry for Poor Social Media guy at Snapchat that tweeted it. :D
  • I'll chime in and say the same thing I say in every discussion about this. I still dot get Snapchat.
  • Have you tried reading the answers that were provided by various members of the community who "get" Snapchat? 
  • There are answers about what separates snapchat from any other social networking app? Link?
  • I've read them and still don't "get" SnapChat!!!
  • The Wall Street Journal's digital dude did a lengthy article on Snapchat (and Periscope) for grownups. Read it. Still wouldn't use Snapchat. http://www.wsj.com/articles/snapchat-and-periscope-a-grown-ups-guide-to-...
  • Maybe you don't really have to get it. Just know that getting this app in the wp store will help Microsoft immensely, appealing to all the teenagers who use windows phones... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Except... no teenagers use WP, they all use Android or iOS so having Snapchat in the Store won't change that!!!
  • But it might change the perception of WP not being a credible third option outside of the fanboy circles Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • My teacher said he sat next to the creator of snapchat in high school. I asked my teacher for the creators number and he said, "No. I'm not going to give you his number." I said, "Then you tell him to make a snapchat app for windows phone." I never got an answer back...
  • Hmmm......I guess we shall see
  • I lost interest in snapchat the day they ended third party support. I have no care of using the service again.
  • Whatever.
  • Zynga's (former?) CEO or Snapchat's CEO... Take your pick.
  • Don Mattrick? I'd pick him way before Evan Spiegel
  • Guess they are having a second thought about our platform due to the high number of users jumping to Windows ecosystem.
  • I think I won't use Snapchat any more if it ever gets on the Store again. I'm not too excited about support the ban of any 3rd party apps :/
  • More than a few major app developers have done the same thing for various reasons.  Be it security, or in the case of Facebook, user experience.  Take it for what you will, but Snapchat is hardly unique in this regard, and while grade A developers were booted, I agree with their move.  Just wish they'd worked with Rudy to make 6snap the official client.  A best of both worlds solution to a silly problem. 
  • Even if they eventually release it I won't use, stupid app, I hope this company crashes and burns.
  • Something is better than nothing, eh?
  • Well, I'm pretty sure W10 isn't the reason for Snapchat to consider releasing an app for WP. Maybe Evan Spiegel actually used a Windows Phone and was genuinely impressed? It's ironic how Lumia's (9x+) are known to posses the best cameras, which would be an awesome Snapchat experience, yet there's no official Snapchat. Let's hope this is true.
  • Why not? If they can port it over and keep it updated without ever writing new code, that could easily make them consider.
  • It would fill the gap but it would suck at the same time because it's a port. (And we only need iOS ports) I was just thinking that they won't write for tablets. But iPad has it's version of Snapchat so...
  • What makes you think it would suck? I think you're thinking of ports in the 90s, 00s use of the word.
  • Hopefully. This app is the last thing I need to actually start recommending Windows Phone particularly to the young people in my age group who use Snapchat. We have everything else that really is needed, and they are just as good if not better (Thanks Rudy & co) than other platforms.
  • Too late, I'm using Cyber Dust now !
  • Same here, things must be getting desperate at SnapChat HQ.
  • We are using Xim by Microsoft.
  • Not going to hold my breathe on this one....
  • If it comes, it comes. If not, oh well...
  • Let's see how many of ya'll will be eatin your own BS and ASAP download snapchat after it's available after. i do.
  • I know I will. We have to support any developer that makes the plunge, regardless of history or personality. They are, after all, supporting a growing platform.
  • Not me. I also have an HTC One and an iPhone 5S and I couldn't care less about Snapchat. I really see no value in that app at all.
  • Well... We don't want them Snapshit anymore... So piss off..
  • careless about this fad app. Piss off Snapchat you wankers.
  • Curious to know if usage got pushed down after shutting down third party apps and the negative response that generated to the level they had to respond this way.
  • Same here and I expect it to be an Android port that uses none of the features that WP has to offer anyway.
  • What features would those be?
  • Notifications and Live Tiles.
  • 6snap actually had a few nifty extras compared to the stock app.  Such as being able to upload screenshots and pictures from your photo album.  As for what Windows Phone has to "offer" vs. Android?  Nothing really that stands out.
  • I wouldn't get too excited over this as it's likely to be a shitty Android port because it won't have a live tile and notifications anyway.
  • Ports will have notifications. Live tile...not a big deal.
  • Only if they are added by the developer.
  • Although this would be great for Windows phone, this dev is a douche, and I wouldn't support him. Just sayin...
  • The main reason being I guess should be they won't have to hire a C# devs to develop for Windows Phones. Now even Java(for Android) and Objective C( for iOS) developers can do the job because of the new porting tools. Kudos to Microsoft anyway. This must attract many such apps to Windows platform. Once the Windows 10 launches we might start to see such apps crowding Windows Store. In the meanwhile keep praying.
  • Wp needs snapchat in order to keep the young crowd on board. Personally I could not care less.
  • I just want 6snap and not snap chat let it be handled by great developers like Rudy Huyn,venetasoft, Webroxx etc
  • Agreed, and Microsoft needs to focus more on the younger audience because they especially are the future consumers.
  • First they follow Rudy Hyun, then there was the Cortana bit, and now this? Makes me think it's a W10 thing.
  • What was the Cortana bit?
  • I'm curious too!
  • The attitude is completely different. Interesting.
  • Bleep is better than snapchat. Bleep is "not hack able", and it got the same disappearing message bs that got everyone on snapchat. Plus, the company behind it isn't based on a dude who made an application cuz he couldn't get sexy pictures cuz girls didnt trust him to not save and share the pictures cuz he's a privileged asshole, so he made an app to make them feel safe and send him nudes. I have more trust and love for the tech gurus behind bleep that really put their heads together to solve for pure p2p communication to make a messaging app that is truly secure
  • Link?
  • Xim by Microsoft has the disappearing message feature.
  • People are struggling to understand something about Snapchat. These are the people who claim they, being former Snapchat users, will not download the official app because of how they've treated us. Just think: Doing that wouldn't do anything but prove them right. They may not want to make an app, but if they end up doing so, I would download and use it as a thank you. The more people who use it, the more they will wanna support it. A loose example being VLC: the official app is here, and people are downloading it and using it, and therefore he supports it, despite the shaky relationship he's had with WP users.
  • Agreed. I was thinking this was oddly reminiscent of the VLC debacle; all we are doing is showing that we are a community of complainers. There's no snapchat, so that's an issue. When they hint at creating it the response is a 'screw you I'm not downloading your app now!'. If I was a developer, I'd be AFRAID to build an app for WP for fear of the poor feedback and negativity!!
  • I still don't see the fixation with this particular app. So many apps that do the same thing.
  • Or maybe their app is stagnating on the other platforms and they need to drum up interest in their hollow software?
  • Kantar numbers show significant Windows Phone growth in #Europe 
  • Yes, I saw that too.
  • Exactly, I looked back at Dec 2014 in the UK and WP was at 6.6%, it's now up to 8%. While that's not a significant increase it shows it's going the right way.
  • This just means they are interested in Astoria and they are planning a release as King already did with Candy Crush
  • OMG, I couldn't care less....
  • When the App will be published i will rate it only one star. We should ban snap chat to revenge our beloved developer Rudy Huin.
  • Wouldn't do anything but prove them right.
  • Oh god please don't do that. Don't play the stink game with more stink.
  • Ah yes.  The spite review.  Truely a helpful and lovely thing to do.  I'm sure the community will only benefit from such an action.  I, for one, plan on giving a solid, straight to the point review if/when it comes out.  
  • Are we in high school? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Want 6snap back and we don't want the official one bcoz we know it will suck.
  • The official client for snapchat isn't too bad, but 6snap certainly set the bar high with functionality.  Hell yeah Rudy, and for the hard work he pulled off. 
  • Why do people care about snap chat really?
  • Because it's an amusing way to send people quick 10 second gags in picture form or video form.  And before you say texting... I've found snapchat to be a fair bit more efficent and quicker to use.  
  • Soon
  • If this came from most other people, I'd pretty much take it at face value. Given past tweets, I'm gonna downgrade my celebration to a "being happily, optimistically cautious". I'm not gonna go on another Snapchat bashing exercise. That helps no one. I've said it once, I'll say it a million times. They don't owe us an app. It just would be jolly decent of them if this were true!
  • Yes! That's what I've been saying
  • Well said Markie... well said indeed! 
  • The change in stance, is after being told what a douche-bag he is on twitter, the CEO started to realize it most likely is true.
  • Sounds decent enough a rumor I suppose.  Promising, but certainly not there to get any hopes up.  "It'll happen when it happens."  Basically... this is still more likely than Half Life 3. 
  • I have no idea why this shit is so popular.
  • Me neither..
  • Because it's an amusing way to send people quick 10 second gags in picture form or video form.  And before you say texting... I've found snapchat to be a fair bit more efficent and quicker to use.  
  • maybe because you are a windows phone user like me, and never had snapchat on your phone. :)   i actually have no idea what it does. i would prefer the development of SLACK now. thats a really good app.  
  • It's not so much about the functionality, as it is about the social network, of people that use it. It's how people were discounting Instagram early on, asking why you needed filters, when your phone took good enough pictures that you didnt want to filter.....except that those critics forgot that Instagram is about *sharing* those photos with a particular network, in a particular manner.
  • I am so past this story. Not your blog Devine but this whole snapchat on Windows Phone story. If it ever happens, a wonderful day for those that think they need this to prove self-worth and validation but if it doesn't...so be it. There will be others that will support all platforms.
  • Who cares about Snapchat. Let em rot on Android.
  • Hopefully iOS app port is really making some change ... After realizing Candy Crush came from iOS app code.. I've started to doubt some of the other apps as well... Especially the Crossy Road .. It has a back button at the top left of the screen.. If Crossy road was a Windows Phone based app ,they could have used the capacitive back button in our device.. Who knows... Expecting a big change by W10 mobile
  • Microsoft should charge $5m fee to app developers who release their first apps December 2016
  • its for calling them out on twitter calling them nazi lil fucks.  i think trolling them helped.  yall should thank me.  
  • Keep Snapfart for iOS and Android, I can not-installing it on WP as well.
  • Real mature.
  • I'll be downloading this IF it gets released on WP/WM.
    Everyone claiming they won't and that it sucks are missing the point here. If Evan Spiegel and his crew are willing to give us Snapchat, then we need to download it and register just for the numbers. Not doing this just proves them right and makes us look ungrateful.
  • You must be new here, you need to read up on what Evan said about both WP and one of our top developers then you'll realise why many of us don't want this app. I'll download apps from devs that aren't complete douchebags. The only reason they're saying this now is because of the ability to port Android apps and I seriously doubt any Snapchat port will make use of Live Tiles or notifications.
  • Oh I'll be downloading, and one starring it because I can't login. Spiegel banned us all, if he wants us to use it, he can unban us.
  • Wat.  If you kept using it after you got several warnings... sure.  You are banned.  Otherwise, if you still have some warnings left as I did.  You can login through a legitimate client.  That, or I am "us all."
  • Nope, one warning, then a month later worth no use permabanned. Snapchat are pricks.
  • Probably because of the new programs Microsoft released making it really easy to move an app from ios or android to windows phone. They just didn't want to put effort into what they thought wouldn't pay off, but now that you take out the effort, why the heck not?
  • For the life of me, I'll never understand what the big deal is about this app. Honestly, I could care less...
  • I like your username ;)
  • Sounds like something they would say just to get all the SnatchChat lovers hopes up and then say "oh nobody uses those phones" all over again.
  • 'the future', the future is such a big wide long, well I don't know where I'm going with this lol, but the future could mean 100000000 years in time, from Snapchat. It's given me a little hope but they suck donkey balls so I'm not getting too excited just yet.
  • Who cares snapchat
  • Windows 10 is looking nice.
    How long will it take for parrarels desktop to make a new version to support Windows 10?
    I need to have it before end of August.
    So will windows 10 be out by then? I guess I could buy windows 8 but how does upgrading work on virtual machine? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android on my Oneplus One
  • That's something you should be asking in the forum, not in these comments.
  • Yaaaay! Who gives a flying fuck though?
  • This^^
  • WTF I just read?
  • I don't think @Richard Devine is a bad writer :D
  • Snap chat finally give in ? I don't think so. With Windows 10 coming soon, Snapchat fear being left behind if it don't
  • I'm not getting my hopes up, and really you shouldn't for most things if you want to stay sane. But with Windows 10 nearing and universal apps being a thing, how could any developer, even the most ardent, say no to the great majority of the PC world, Xbox users and Windows phone users?
  • They can't, it wouldn't be a good business decision
  • Its even used in uk
  • Not by me of course im for to british for that
  • I can't wait for the day the investors in Snapchat start wanting a return on their money because as far as I can tell the company is burning through it with no clear ideas on how to monetize the app. In fact I'm getting tired of all these start ups coming along, getting millions in investors money and then disappearing or selling out to larger companies and then shutting down the service. I feel a bubble burst can't be far off.
  • This ^
  • +1 .. And as a startup you'd want your service exposed to as many users as possible, right? Even the "few" using Windows Phone, not to mention the bonus of reaching the desktop/tablet base via a universal app. Fools, but what do we know. ;)
  • Money speaks
  • I've been using Cyber Blast as recommended here on Windows Central and it's awesome. Got several iOS and Droid friends to use it.
  • Cyber Dust
  • Windows 10?
  • I doubt Microsoft paid them anything. More like people pressuring them to bring the app on Windows Phone. I have noticed more and more people are using Windows Phones now, not as primary devices but secondary devices. So people are asking for the same apps which they have on their iOS and Android devices. Even I use an iPhone since 2009 and thinking about moving to Windows Phone after seeing my close relatives making a shift. Heck I even email the snapchat CEO that I want it on WP. LOL Yes this tweet is vague and not too much encouraging but something is better than nothing.
  • Everyone retweet this! Show our support for Snapchat.
  • I hope Microsoft didn't pay these bums.. I want it to come for people who wants it, but I don't want to use it. I'm using CyberDust and thinks it's better than SnapCrap anyways. Hope it comes for others though.
  • I never understood it's use... Phones have had this feature built in sins they first enabled you to send pictures in texts, 15 years ago :P
  • I still don't care unless they unban me. CBF creating a new account for this service.
  • All we can do is pray.. We love u Snapchat , please do it. :)
  • Sounds like official app might come when the official Windows 10 releases
  • Who knew snapchat would become so popular. I bet $ if it happens it's due to the new ability to compile objective C to windows apps, and even then it's 95% Microsoft that makes it happen.
  • Meh it would probably be a year long beta or longer a la instagram
  • I've used snapchat and I found it really boring,I don't know why ppl like it, anyway it will be great for snapchat fans to have an official app, more official apps will help the OS as well!
  • Hmm, I'm not buying it. But, it could be true. We will have to wait and see.
  • How am I supposed to send dick pics to people and be assured they wont carry on?
  • I was given the same tweet re a windows app by Starbucks almost a year ago... Just lip service (tweet service???)...
  • Tweet was deleted, just saying...
  • No it's not. It's Still there.
  • I don't know what this is. Am I really missing out?
  • Whats huzzah?
  • I really don't know what the fuss is about.
    Microsoft announced that with Windows 10 they are making it much easier for developers to port their pre-existing apps for both Android AND iOS so we can all expect a whole lot of the 'official' apps to be coming soon to the Windows Phone... Windows Mobile as it will be called... World. With the best apps from WP, Android and iOS along with software such as Continuum Windows 10 is looking very good. I just hope we also get a proper high-end device at last too... especially in regards to Continuum.
  • You're missing the point. The companuies have to want to port their app. Snapchat's total arsehat of a boss has made it clear he hates Windows and hence hasn't supported it.
  • I still wouldn't use it even if it released for WP.  The CEO/Founder is still an evil SoB.
  • SnApChat, If YOu ArE ReADing thiS, YoUr TO lAte
  • If you are reading this, you need to learn correct English.
    It should be '...you're too...'
  • Seems like you need to fix your Caps Lock key!!
  • Too little too late, moved on to cyber dust. It's cross platform too.
  • Don't care about Snapchat - next....
  • No need of snapchat...go to hell
  • I honestly never understood the harm in them putting it on the WP store I mean sure we're a pretty small market share but it's just more people using it. Maybe it has to do with paying devs to maintain it and recode it?
  • If this ever comes, it is a great win for the platform.
  • Here's how this goes: 1. Microsoft throws a ton of cash at snapchat to make an app.
    2. Snapchat begrudgingly makes the app.
    3. Snapchat makes changes to their backend and updates iOS and android apps accordingly but not the windows phone app.
    4. Because of said changes windows phone app no longer works.
    5. The app is eventually pulled from the store as a result.
  • For some reason rather than building my hopes it just makes me feel like that's just another way to silence the WP user complains and demands. Ofc I could be wrong, time shall tell.
  • Not being sexist: snapchat IS for girls. Period. And the girls can keep using their iPhones to send nude pics :)
  • Except its not. Everyone here uses it.boys and girls.
  • Microsoft. Just buy snapchat, fire this twat and make it awesome
  • The CEO is a jerk.. They'll launch a shitty snapchat app just for namesake and then wont update it for years.. :@
  • "The CEO finally woke up one morning and realized the error of his ways?" LOL! Good one! A bold kick in Spiegel's balls! :P
  • Steve Ballmer came in his dreams and he got scared.
  • Thank you
  • This proves they are a bunch of idiots. They will waste time and money to make an app instead of just using the code provided by rudy which will save them time and alot of money for sure...  
  • It's not stupid to anyone that's not a blind fanboy. Why would a company that's been having security issues ever use 3rd party code? Now THAT seems like something a bunch of idiots would do.
  • actually, rudy offerd them the source code, so they could've went through it and checked it themselves. but like i said, they are a bunch of idiots.
  • I'm over snapchat
  • I long ago gave up on snap chat, using cyber dust and won't switch now.
  • No, thank you! We don't want anymore visitors, well-wishers or distant relations.
  • How about very old friends?
  • Since there is a decent third party app for Snapchat "6snap", why they just rebrand it as the official one for windows phone instead of these lousy moves.
  • Because that's a pretty big security issue
  • Don't even use it even when we had somewhat support so meh
  • Snapchat is so overrated
  • Perhaps, but unfortunately for some people it's a deciding factor in whether or not to go Windows for their phones. Another big-name app in the store can't hurt - Snapchat's would be one of the last big names to move to Windows, and it might help persuade other names to do so, particularly those that have joined Snapchat with snubbing WP. It's the hope of a Domino effect, really.  
  • It's not really the *last* big name app it needs.   There are new ones all the time. Now it's all about the real-time video live streaming apps, like Periscope and Meerkat.
  • Maybe .. Maybe not *surges*
  • Who cares? There are plenty alternatives to use to send a contact an image with.
  • It's it really worth the hype?
  • maybe the twitter handle got hacked by someone. :D
  • How about they publish something in the store that actually costs money and covers their development costs.  Personally I don't mind pay a few quid for official apps.  After initial period, price falls in line with other platforms.  (kind of a kick started type of approach).
  • Who cares f***&%% snap F*$*#((#. Ridiculous now they are thinking to make an app wtf I personally never did have any social media and snapchat are for kids who wants to send nude picture lol
  • what is the meaning of chapter 648?
  • Snapchat go Jammit where the sun dont shine, and when you're done jammit a bit more...
  • #pissoffsnapchat #snapchatkids
  • Soon™
  • Good thing I'm not dependent upon snapchat as my messaging app or whatever app.
  • To me it looks like Snapchat is slowly losing its users and I think they noticed this trend. So my bet is that they need to try everything to get them back and releasing Snapchat for Windows Phone which is pretty Popular in Brazil or India or even in Europe seems like a good move. However they have already lost me so no chance Ill download their app, even if it has same functions as Android version. Bye bye Snapchat.
  • I'd thought that Snapchat was a swear word in these quarters?
  • Eh, whatever. Honestly, if someone wanted a good device for social networking, they probably wouldn't have bought a Windows phone anyway, where even the Facebook app has broken functionality and the Twitter app is basic circa-2008.
  • CYBER DUST is the one to use. It's a Mark Cuban company and is great at protecting your privacy.
    I've been using it for several months now and love it. https://www.cyberdust.com/
  • Does anyone know of a maybe not so legal, snapchat client that's still around and how to install it? Thanks in advance
  • Windows 10 Universal App would be my guess.
  • What is snapchat?
  • Oh great! Snap chat is here. Die in hell!!
  • Lol, I'd had enough of promises, with Windows 10, yet another promise, MS still hasn't figured out their mobile platform. Yesterday I upgraded from my lumia 1020 to an s6 and I must say, I won't be looking back. Android is frign sweet, fast, fun with the FB chat heads that come up, oh and snap chat :-D.
  • The tweet got deleted. See for yourself
  • Who cares? By the time they release an app for Windows Phone they'll be either obsolete or used by Mums and Dads.
  • Why doesn't microsoft buy the rights to use snapchat, and then charge it's customers for the app?!! Just bought our daughter a windows phone for her birthday.  Then realized she can't use snapchat, which is one of the apps she uses most.  Now we just wasted hundreds of dollars on a phone no one else in the family wants or finds useful either. She doesn't want a phone that doesn't have ANY of the apps her and her friends use most.  Windows phones are for productive adults only.  They should come with a warning label that states "Usless for most people who enjoy apps that most people use"!!!  
  • I love the the windows phone but the company should really put snapchat on the windows phone because pretty soon your going to lose business due to the people buying the phone and then relise that there is no snapchat.
  • Snap chat can go **** them selves
  • Ha ha..you were right. Have you heard the latest fiasco about Snapchat CEO calling India as a poor country? 
    Its not proved. But the damage is already done first by FB by implementing all the features from Snapchat into FB, Instagram and now this fiasco.
  • Its been almost an year, WP users still Excited. :-P and there's no sign of SNAP in ever declining platform. thanks MS for Killing supergiant.