Snapchat of Venice is opening an office in Seattle, according to a report by Geekwire.

The disappearing messaging company has leased 8,000 square feet in a building in downtown Seattle, enough space to accommodate 50 staffers. The building Snapchat leased formerly housed Facebook employees.

In Seattle, the company is hiring software engineers who will develop a feature “to help our users navigate their world using their Snapchat camera,” according to Snapchat’s website. The new feature will connect “Internet data sources with real life experiences.”

Snapchat previously had leased a temporary office in Seattle. The company also has an outpost in New York.

Technology reporter Garrett Reim can be reached at greim@labusinessjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @garrettreim for the latest in L.A. tech news.

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