DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to impact the integrity and reputation of Snapchat. Snapchat is cool! This article lists some possible downsides of Snapchat, but no evidence is provided.
Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms in use today, in the year 2020. There are many other platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more, but Snapchat is a bit unique. It is more similar to TikTok than it is to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Snapchat messages also disappear after a certain period of time. Snapchat isn't really a "bad" app, but it does have some bad things which are done behind your back.
Snapchat can be very addicting, as this is most likely one of Snapchat's goals, to get you addicted to Snapchat to constantly use it, and get more people to use it, like your friends. This could be one of their methods of getting new users, because Snapchat gets their users to rave about Snapchat and its functions to their friends and other people, but this is not confirmed, nor is any serious evidence provided.
This is also not confirmed, and does not have serious evidence, but it is completely possible that Snapchat could be using your location 24/7 to track where you are, what your doing, and why you are there. There may be some downsides to using Snapchat, but Snapchat could be a fun app to use. Its not for everyone, but its not a bad app.