Snapchat is now available on dekstop
Only for Snapchat+ subscribers
Yesterday, Snap launched Snapchat for Web, a browser-based app for users to access the messaging platform without their phones.
Snapchat for Web allows users to send messages and snaps, as well as chat via video and voice calls. The web version supports other core features such as chat reactions and replies. Snap plans to bring its Lenses feature to video calls in the future.
The desktop version of Snapchat will first be available to Snapchat+ subscribers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Eventually, the company plans to roll out Snapchat for Web to Snapchat+ subscribers in France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates; before making it accessible to users worldwide.
During a briefing with reporters, a Snap spokesperson said that 100 million people call each other on Snapchat every month, spending more than 30 minutes a day.
"With so many in our community spending more time online, whether it is for remote learning or working, streaming or just plain browsing — we saw a huge opportunity to make it easier for our community to stay connected throughout their day," they said.
Currently, users will have to access Snapchat for Web via the Chrome browser, but the company plans to add support for other browsers and release a desktop app in the future.
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