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Kim Kardashian joins Snapchat after defending her revealing selfies

Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
March 9, 2016
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Kim Kardashian is cementing her status as the queen of social media by joining another platform – Snapchat. The mum-of-two encouraged her 62.9 million Instagram followers to join her on the app on Wednesday morning by sharing a photo of her very first post.

The image showed Kim pouting for the camera alongside her older sister Kourtney and read: "My very 1st snap!!!"

Kim also tweeted to tell fans: "Snapchat alert! I'm finally on!"

KimKardashian snapchat © Photo: Instagram

Kim encouraged fans to join her on Snapchat

The 35-year-old will face competition from her sister Kylie Jenner, who has previously revealed she has the most viewed account on Snapchat. However Kim is still the most popular member of the Kardashian-Jenner family on Instagram, with almost 63 million followers compared to Kylie's 53.7 million fans.

It appears Kim's recent run-in on social media has not discouraged her from sharing photos and videos with her fans online. Earlier this week the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star called out a string of celebrities who had poked fun at her latest nude selfie, including Piers Morgan, Chloe Grace Moretz and Bette Midler.

KimKardashian1 © Photo: Getty Images

Kim already has almost 63 million followers on Instagram

Kim had received some negative comments after sharing a half-censored throwback photo of herself on Monday, including one from Chloe Grace Moretz who suggested Kim should teach young women "we have so much more to offer than just our bodies".

However Kim defended her decision to share the photo on her official website, and said she felt "empowered" by her body and feeling comfortable in her own skin.

"I don't do drugs, I hardly drink, I've never committed a crime – and yet I'm a bad role model for being proud of my body?" Kim wrote, while continuing to praise her husband Kanye West for being "accepting and supportive".

Kim wrote: "He allows me to be me and loves me unconditionally."

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