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Explainer: What is Snapchat and how does it work?

Mobile messaging startup Snapchat rejected an acquisition offer from Facebook Inc that would have valued the company at $3-billion or more, according to a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday.

So what is Snapchat and how does it work? Find out below. Read the full story.

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