Snapchat dropped a surprising update yesterday that introduced texting and video chatting to the popular sexting messaging app.
According to one high school teacher, the update was more distracting than anything in the last decade:
Business Insider managed to contact her, and she elaborated further:
We have a seminar period in the morning and every single kid was working on downloading [the update]. Some could and some couldn't so I am guessing it wasn't an all at once thing. I don't limit phone usage during that time, so I didn't pay much attention. By the next hour, however, I think everyone had it updated.
I am pretty lenient about phone use in my class because we use phones for various things. (Most kids don't have a separate calculator, we take pictures of things we do in lab, there are some apps that we use on projects, that kind of thing.) There is always the kid that sneaks in a text or two, but as long as it isn't a distraction, I don't worry too much.
Today was the first day in a long time I actually took phones away. I have no idea what all was included in the update, but you would have thought it was crack. They seriously could not keep away from it. I even had one girl crawl under the table with her phone.
[via Business Insider]