There is a new social app that’s taking over people’s stories on Snapchat, the social app Gas, and you may have noticed it if you’ve been on Snapchat lately.
There is no doubt that the new social platform has been gaining popularity among Generation Z (as well as Generation Alpha kids) because it promises to promote “positivity” among its users.
What is the Gas App on Snapchat?
The Gas social platform app was launched in August of 2022 and has gained a lot of traction among young people in high school and college.
The company was founded by Nikita Bier, a former co-founder of TBH, which was acquired by Facebook/Meta in 2017 and was later closed down by the company in 2018.
As of right now, the app is only available in the US (sorry all of you UK and international fans out there), and is based around bugging your friends up, or gassing them up if you are in the mood.
This app is currently ranked number one in the iOS App Store with the tagline: “See who likes you and connect with them.”. This app allows you to find your crush in a matter of seconds.
How does the Gas app work?
In the Gas app, users are asked anonymous questions about people in their high school, such as ‘who do you secretly admire?’ or ‘their smile makes my heart melt’.
Afterward, users select four people from their high school for each question and answer questions to collect coins.
According to the description of the app:
- Get involved in your school
- You can add friends here
- Please answer the polls
- When picked, you get flames
According to the app, “Gas is where friends tell you what they love about you.” You won’t get dunked like in other anonymous apps.
Is the Gas app safe to use?
According to the Gas app’s privacy policies and safety centre, “polls are uplifting so you won’t be bullied.”. Other features include:
- Your data will not be shared or sold.
- You will never be tracked across online services.
- When you sign up, we will only ask for your approximate location once so that nearby schools can be suggested.
- We do not store location data on our servers.
- You should not link your location data to your account.
- You should only let your friends, contacts, and classmates vote for each other. There is no stranger among us.
- Even if you are friends, you cannot send direct messages.
- Ensure that reports are reviewed daily and that rule-breakers are removed.
- All users should have access to live chat and email support.