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Snapchat admits the app was Reggie Brown’s idea, settles with him out of court

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Snapchat has settled out of court with Frank Reginald (“Reggie”) Brown, the Stanford alum who claimed the founders stole his idea, for an undisclosed amount. In the public statement, the company admitted Brown originally came up with the concept of disappearing picture messages. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegal said, “We acknowledge Reggie’s contribution to the creation of Snapchat and appreciate his work in getting the application off the ground.”