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Snapchat for the web brings the popular mobile app to desktop users

ByCindy J. Daddario

Jul 18, 2022

The web version of Snapchat will initially be available to users in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Snapchat+ subscribers in the US, UK and Canada.

After 10 years as a mobile-only app, Snapchat is now available on desktop. The beloved Gen Z photo and messaging platform will launch Snapchat for the web, its parent company Snap announced today (July 18).

The web version of Snapchat will be broadly similar to the mobile version. It will allow users to make video calls and send messages to friends from their computer. Like the mobile version, Snaps received by Internet users will be deleted after being viewed once. Messages on the web version will also automatically disappear after 24 hours.

According to Snap, certain features such as Lenses, which is available on the mobile app, will be added to the web version in the coming months to make it more interactive.

At this time, users will only be able to access Snapchat for web using the Chrome browser. However, Snap said it will support other browsers in the future. He also said he might release a desktop app.

Snapchat for web interface. Picture: Snap

The web version of Snapchat will initially be available to users in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Snapchat+ subscribers in the US, UK and Canada.

Snapchat+ is a new subscription service that launched at the end of June. It is currently available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Users can tap Snapchat+ on their existing Snapchat profile to sign up. The service will allow subscribers to access some of its most advanced features and new releases.

To access Snapchat for web, eligible users can visit web.snapchat.com and log in with their existing Snapchat username and password. They will be prompted to complete a two-step verification on their phone. Once they open Snapchat for web, they’ll be able to access their conversations right where they left off on mobile.

According to AdWeek, the web version of Snapchat includes a privacy screen that hides the Snapchat window if a user clicks to do something else in another browser window.

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