Snapchat - the instant messenger service beloved by teenagers - is to launch a more traditional magazine.

Called Real Life, the magazine will forego the short-lived nature of most Snapchat pictures and messages, creating  long form essays and commentaries about living with technology. 

There is, I am sure, some irony in a messenger platform creating more meaningful and informed editorial, and calling it Real Life.

It will be interesting to see how this take on real life will develop.