The easiest way to be in touch with family and friends is via Social media. Social Media has grown rapidly and every platform out there is trying to make the user experience better day by day. Snapchat is one popular social media platform that lets you share images and videos as snaps to either your friends or to the general public.
While Snapchat is traditionally usable on your Android or iOS devices, it is now time to finally be able to use Snapchat on your PC. You can now access Snapchat Web to use it from desktops as well. And you can continue where you left on the phone or vice versa. Let’s take a look at how this can be done.
Earlier, the only way to use Snapchat on your PC was by installing the Android app or an Android Emulator such as Bluestacks. Of course, now with Windows 11, you will be able to install Snapchat and use it right away. But, for those who do not want to go through the hassle of installing programs and things like that, Snapchat Web is here to save your day. Yes, Snapchat has announced the Snapchat Web that we can access from a browser on any device.
Access Snapchat on your Windows and Mac PC
- Google Chrome
- Windows or Mac PC
- Snapchat Account with Snapchat+ Subscription
What is Snapchat+
Since the launch of Snapchat, it has always been free to use. There were no subscription plans that you needed in order to try out new features. However, this year, at the end of June, we got to see Snapchat+. This is a monthly subscription service that you pay for in order to get access to various experimental and pre-release features. You could consider this like joining the beta program of the Snapchat app. However, to try this new experimental stuff, you will have to pay $3.88 a month.
What is Snapchat Web
Snapchat Web is nothing but being able to use and access your Snapchat account on any device that has a web browser. You will be able to send messages, view snap stories, and even host audio and video calls with your friends. It is everything that you get on the Snapchat mobile app. It includes top messaging features like Chat Reactions and Chat Reply, along with Lenses which will roll out soon.
To use Snapchat Web, you need to be having a Snapchat+ account in the USA, UK, and Canada. However, if you reside in Australia and New Zealand, you do not require to be a Snapchat+ member. It will roll out to more regions later.
Steps to use Snapchat Web
If you are someone living in the region where Snapchat Web is currently available, you can follow these steps to access Snapchat Web on your PC or Mac.
- Download Google Chrome on your PC or Mac if you do not have it. Snapchat Web currently works best with Google Chrome.
- Now that you have installed the web browser on your device, launch it and head over to web.snapchat.com
- Simply log in with your email address, and password to log in to Snapchat Web.
- Once you are in, you can easily make use of Snapchat just like how you access the app on your Android or iOS device.
- The service is said to be made available to other regions and also support other web browsers in the coming months.
- The service will complete its rollout by the end of the year or early next year.
And this is everything you need to know about Snapchat Web as well as Snapchat+. As of now, both services are available in limited regions. However, as time goes by, we can expect to see more regions being added to both features. If you are someone residing in regions where Snapchat+ and Snapchat Web are available, do share your experience in the comments below as it would help other readers to know a bit more about these features.