1 million people registered for the US elections via Snapchat

More than a million Snapchat users have signed up for the U.S. presidential election through the app. Most of them will vote for the first time.

Snapchat has helped over 1 million people register to vote through its app, Snap said. The popular app, known for its disappearing messages and face filters, reported that 56% of users helped register to vote for the first time. At the same time, almost 65% of them indicated that they are between 18 and 24 years old.

As Snap noted, they’ve created tools specifically for the 2020 elections to help people register to vote or learn about voting options.

“Historically, most of the voters registered through Snapchat actually go to vote,” a Snap spokesman said, adding that 57% of Snap’s more than 450,000 people actually voted in the 2018 Senate election. …

Previously, Snapchat messenger introduced third-party apps that run on their platform and do not require installation. The company wants users to be able to complete most tasks without leaving Snapchat. Third-party apps are embedded into Snapchat using HTML5 and work for all users on all devices. They can be found through the search, applications do not require installation.

Snap announced that they are working on gadgets back in June 2020. The developers plan that in the future, users will not go to third-party sites, but will be able to perform many tasks within their platform. By the end of the year, the messenger will have applications for scheduling classes, studying, buying movie tickets and even going to music festivals.