What is the Name of the Snapchat Ghost? Get Your Answer Now!

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Varsha Dubey
Varsha Dubey
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Hey Snapchatter!

Today I would like to begin with a question, tell me how long it’s been since you have been using Snapchat. Five years! Six years! Seven! So have you ever given thought to why the Snapchat logo is a Ghost and not something else? Also, what if I tell you Snapchat Ghost has a name? Don’t be surprised because it actually has a name. And if you don’t know what is the name of the Snapchat Ghost, then this article is for you.

Whether it’s the Ghost, the technicolor camera, the long F, or the bird, all of these signs have a significance of their own as they are the representatives of the brands they are part of. It is pretty simple, as when I say Snapchat, the first image that comes to your mind is a ghost icon with a yellow background. When I say Twitter, instantly, a bird with a blue background comes to your mind. These logos or icons are the bearers of the meaning they represent. You can’t think of a long F for Instagram and similarly can’t think of a ghost for Facebook because it is all psychological.

I know, I know the level of curiosity is building up. But you need to calm down and read this article until the very end to know the meaning behind Snapchat Ghost. So without further ado, let’s jump into the article and see what is the name of Snapchat Ghost. Let’s start, then.

What is the Name of the Snapchat Ghost?

What is the Name of the Snapchat Ghost?

It is time to answer the question- what is the name of the Snapchat Ghost? So the name of the Snapchat Ghost is Ghostface Chillah. It is no joke. Yes, the name is Ghostface Chillah, and it is made official by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel himself in an interview.

As per Evan Spiegel, “He’s a silly dude.” Who? Snapchat Logo! Haha! In an interview talking about his long-standing interest in rapping and the time he has spent in the rapping world, he said the Snapchat icon was inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ghostface Killah. This is the story behind the Snapchat Ghost and its inspiration, and now you know about it.

Though nothing except for this ever came out in regards to Ghost officially, people had their own interpretation of the logo. For many, this represents the “There, then gone” (disappearing messages) nature of their photo-sending service. And one ironic interpretation of the logo is that even though you can’t see your photo anymore doesn’t mean it’s actually gone. The Ghost will haunt you! Hehe!

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Apart from the above interpretations, there is another string attached to it. If you are a Snapchat veteran, you must be knowing that the social media platform was not originally called Snapchat. When it was launched back in 2011, it was named Picaboo, Pica+boo. Deconstruct the word Picaboo, and you get both “pic” and “boo,” which can be interpreted as click a pic, and it will disappear once seen, just like a boo, Ghost.

So the ghost was actually a logo for Picaboo, but then they carried it on with them when they renamed the platform Snapchat. Now if you deconstruct the word Snapchat, you will get “Snap” and “chat,” which means chatting with Snap, not through text messages. But the nature of chatting through Snap is still ephemeral, which completely justifies the use of the same logo even when the name is changed. Also because you can have different words (in different languages) for the same sign, but having the same sign for different things is unusual.

So in the concluding statement, I’m summing up by saying Evan has created a ghost as a logo to symbolize the impermanent nature of Snaps that are shared on the platform to chat, and it is more than perfect, so to say. This unique logo has helped the brand to stand out among other competitors, and this ghost is still giving tough competition to its competitors.

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Is the Snapchat Ghost a Boy or a Girl?

Is the Snapchat Ghost a Boy or a Girl?

Snapchat ghost is a LOGO that represents Gen Z’s favorite social media platform, so it cannot be a boy or girl either. It is just a symbol, logo, or sign that stands for Snapchat. But if you go by the story I told you above, then you can say it is a boy, as the inspiration for it comes from the rapper Ghostface Killah, and also Evan used the pronoun “HE” for it and called it a DUDE.

What Does the Number Next to the Ghost Mean on Snapchat?

What Does the Number Next to the Ghost Mean on Snapchat?

You must have seen a number next to the ghost icon on your profile page. So what does this number represent? The number next to the ghost icon in your profile represents your Snapscore. It is the sum total of Snap sent and received on Snapchat. And it keeps on increasing with each Snap you send and receive.

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Wrapping Up

With this, I come to the end of this blog, and I hope you now know what is the name of the Snapchat Ghost. Being a Snapchat user, you must have, at some point in time, thought about this Ghost of Snapchat. And finally, today, you know the story behind it. Finally!

So, guys, that’s it for today. Take Care! And yeah, for any further queries related to Snapchat, you can always comment in the comments section below. Till then, Take Care! And keep visiting our website, Path of Ex, for more such queries related to Social media, Gaming, and Technology. Bye! Bye!

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