Kim Kardashian joins Snapchat after facing criticism for revealing selfies

Kim Kardashian is extending her reign as queen of social media to new territory, adding Snapchat to the roster of platforms through which she has millions of fans. On Wednesday (Mar. 9), the mother of two encouraged her 63 million Instagram followers to join her on the new platform 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!"

TAP TO VIEW GALLERYKim encouraged fans to join her on Snapchat.

The 35-year-old will face competition from her sister Kylie Jenner, who has previously revealed that she has the most-viewed account on Snapchat. However Kim is still the most popular member of the Kardashian-Jenner family on Instagram, with 10 million more followers than Kylie.

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, Chloë Grace Moretz and Bette Midler.

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 (Mar. 7). Chloë suggested Kim should teach young women "we have so much more to offer than just our bodies," while Piers joked that he'd buy her clothes.

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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