Snapchat has been a revolutionary force when it comes to the world of social media and technology. Last year, the company then known as Snapchat re-branded as Snap Inc, and separated the parent company’s identity from the app. Snap Inc is currently busy doing road shows for investors, and is raising money for their upcoming IPO, currently evaluated between $19 to $23 Billion. Meanwhile, Snap Inc has also been reported to be working on drones!
The drones made by Snap will be able to take aerial photos and videos. However, at the moment we are not sure if Snap does intend to release it on a larger scale and make it available for the users, or are they planning to take a B2B approach here, or is it something they are doing just for fun. The reports of Snap Inc building a drone comes to us via the New York Times, and it cites three insiders who are close to the matter but wish to remain anonymous.
Snap Inc has always worked on taking visual communication to the next level. While they began with Snapchat, which revolutionized the way users communicate, changing it from text-based to a more visual form of communication, last years’ Snap Specs took the game to a whole new direction too as the users can now share experiences the way they actually see things. With these drones now being reported, Snapchat can now bring forward another major revolution in the form of aerial photography and videos.
At this point of time it is in too early a stage to comment on the company’s plans. Snap Inc is producing some drones, and it is likely to be more of a B2B service over the long term, possibly tying up with events or broadcasters, or similar deals like these. Stay tuned for more updates on what the company’s plans are