Snapchat Rejected $3 Billion Buyout Offer from Facebook
Facebook declined to comment. Snapchat could not immediately be reached for comment.
Snapchat, which allows consumers to send smartphone photos which automatically disappear after a few seconds, has proven popular among teenage users.
The report of Facebook's interest in Snapchat comes a couple of weeks after Facebook, the world's No. 1 Internet social network, acknowledged that it was seeing a decline in daily use by young teenagers in the U.S., although it said overall use by teenagers was stable.
Shares of Facebook were up 3.1 percent at $48.05 in afternoon trading on Wednesday.