95% of Indian Gen Z are interested in using Augmented Reality (AR) for shopping: Report
Snapchat, a global camera platform, in partnership with Crowd DNA releases the 2022 edition of the India Gen Z report shedding light on generation-specific emerging audience behaviours, trends and their impact on society.
In its first edition, the report highlights the unique as well as distinctive characteristics of Gen Z in four big areas: identity, communication, commerce, and connection.
Conducted across 16 countries including India to primarily understand what’s at the heart of the Snapchat Generation and their attitude towards culture, technology and community.
Around the world, this generation is championing transparency, reimagining online life as something that feels real, fulfilling, and genuinely fun.
In particular, Gen Z is leading a shift towards realness, determined to embrace their true self and explore their identities, despite pressures of expectation.
Gen Z is turning to platforms like Snapchat to make shopping a more social experience. It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel like going to the store or if your friends can’t make it–shopping has become a more immersive experience.
This generation gets inspired, tries on products via AR, and consults with friends and family, all before purchasing.
Gen Z is also actively seeking meaning and guidance from their friendships, brands, and the broader world as connections matter more than ever to them.
The research also throws light on the top five values for Gen Z. While having fun tops the chart with 77%, this is followed by caring for health and wellbeing with 71%. Accomplishing goals, making money and being creative share the rest of the values pie.
Commenting on the report, Gaurav Jain, Head of APAC, Business Expansion at Snap says, “The Gen Z is an interesting and evolving segment with very distinct characteristics and the ability to influence how we communicate, connect, and consume. Over the years, we have observed how they have come to appreciate and rely on tech-backed, visually-driven connections for communication, self-expression and commerce – something that the 2022 Gen Z report reinforces. They are a growing force to be reckoned with and we are confident that brands will see an opportunity in investing in this generation that is untapped and waiting to be explored.”
At Snapchat, we have long believed that the camera can and will do incredible things to enhance our lives. This is why we have intentionally centred Snap around AR and the camera to empower our community to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.”
Overall, Gen Z is a uniquely powerful audience who wants to be seen for who they really are and have the values, positive outlook, and desire to make the world a better place. They’re looking for brands to believe in and meet them where they are.
The Snapchat Generation 2022
This report helps advertisers and marketers gain a better understanding of what makes our audience and platform unique. Inside the report, one can find highlights on how the Snapchat Generation is redefining the shopping experience, seeking to build better connections with brands, and sharing every moment along the way.
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