Snap just a few days ago announced the launch of Snapchat for Web, which will allow users to send snaps and also chat with their Snapchat friends via video chats from their PCs. Snapchat for Web will first be available to Snapchat+ subscribers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
Following the initial launch, “Snap” intends to make Snapchat for Web available to Snapchat+ subscribers in France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) before making it available to all users worldwide.
For those that don’t know, Snapchat Plus is the company’s latest subscription service, which is accessible for both iPhone and Android. Snapchat Plus, which costs $3.99 per month, allows you to modify your application icon and see who has rewatched your Stories, among other things.
Though Snapchat was designed to be a visual-first messaging application, its head of messaging products, Nathan Boyd, believes a web service makes sense because its customers are increasingly utilizing desktop computers.
Snapchat for Web allows users more room to chat and also call in the same window, and Snap’s advanced AR Lenses will be available soon. With more individuals utilizing computers during the pandemic — and the start of the new school year just around the bend — Boyd said Snap hopes to bring more of its services to the web over time.
How To Use Snapchat for Web
Using Snapchat for web features is pretty easy and doesn’t need any advanced technical know-how at all. To use Snapchat for web features, all you have to do is:
- Log into the Snapchat for Web platform – web.snapchat.com
- Use the boxes provided to input your username and password
- Now, you’ll be asked to complete a two-step verification process, input the code sent to your mobile phone in the boxes provided, and click on “Continue”
- Now, you should be logged into Snapchat. You can now continue all your conversations from where you left off on your Smartphone.
When you use Snapchat on your laptop, your Bitmoji will show in chats using a laptop to let others know you’re using Snapchat for Web. Furthermore, the web experience has a privacy shield that hides the Snapchat window when you click away to open another tab on your browser.
For those of you that haven’t paid for the Snapchat Plus feature but still want to enjoy using Snapchat on your web browsers, check this out:
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