Snapchat records more than 300k hours of AR play time during Saudi National Day
October 28, 2020

That’s a lot of Snaps.

During Saudi’s National Day celebrations, various campaigns were done on Snapchat for the occasion, which is one of the most popular social media platforms in the country. Content such as lenses was available for everyone in the Kingdom and was proven to be a hit amongst Saudi Snapchatters. In fact, more than 355,000 hours of AR playtime were recorded using the available lenses activated by the different app partners that include STC, Abdul Samad AlQurashi, and Mobily.

The AR tools were made to bring back the hype to the Saudi people after a rather bleak year, especially with the ongoing pandemic. It also aims to inspire the world with Saudi’s optimism, resilience, and of course, their various accomplishments.

“We remain committed to supporting the Saudi community through our platform, as the Kingdom is one of Snapchat’s key markets in the region. Snapchat provides brands with the tools to increase their visibility and consumer interaction, allowing them to connect with users in a way that is both authentic and valuable to them,” said Abdullah Alhammadi, Regional Business Lead, Snap Inc.

Lenses is one of the most popular AR tools accessible through Snapchat. These tools also pioneered the use of AR which has already been copied by other social media networks. In KSA, 90 percent of persons aged 13 – 34 years are using Lenses almost every single day.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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