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A Wired Family App Update: SnapChat’s Speed Filter

SnapChat speed filter 7Recently an 18 year-old woman in Georgia, was allegedly using an app while driving three of her friends home in her dad’s Mercedes.

The young woman apparently wanted to reach 100 miles per hour on her jaunt through town. So she used a specific app feature to record a video that would overlay her speed to the video. She’d then text the resulting file to her friends.

Sadly, this adventure ended in tragedy as her car hit an Uber driver after having reached a speed of 107 miles per hour.

The app used by this young woman is on the majority of teen phones throughout the western world. Snapchat.

This brief video examines the filter to help parents better understand the app and its use among teens.

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