This App Is Basically Snapchat for Babies

But it's a lot more family-friendly.
ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
Oct 2017
screen shots of Baby Snap app
Photo: Baby Snap

Because we know you have a blast using filters to turn your baby into an old man, we’re here to share some good news: Snapchat for babies has arrived. Sort of. An app called Baby Snap encourages parents to take daily one-second videos of their kids, stringing them together in a time-lapsed final product.

Before you swear off filling another social media feed with baby photos, allow us to tell you about this app’s intention: It’s to keep family and friends posted on the gradual growth of babies and toddlers that they may be missing out on.

“Kids grow up very fast, so in a two- or three-minute video, you can see how this little kid is growing into a big one,” Baby Snap co-founder Tim Raiter tells CNET.

It works sort of like Tiny Beans, but with the feel of a Snapchat Story. And it’s free. Each time parents add a new snap, family and friends with the app get a notification. Unlike a Snapchat or Instagram story, however, parents can select the start and endpoint to their video, and it won’t disappear after 24 hours. You can add photos for as long as you’d like, and share the videos on other social networks like Facebook or Instagram.

Right now, Baby Snap is only available for Apple products, but an Android version is in the works.

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