Snapchat features such as snaps, chats, and video calls are coming to computers via a new web app. This is the first time the company has extended its service beyond smartphones.
According to Snapchat, you can now continue a chat that was started on one of Snapchat’s mobile devices by using your PC to make video or audio calls (only through Google Chrome, though). Sending Snaps, which has been the main focus of the photo-sharing app ever since its creation, will also be possible. Visit web.snapchat.com to accomplish this.
It will also support chat features like Chat Reactions and Chat Reply on the web version. Also, Snapchat’s famous AR Lenses will soon be available online. There is one challenging condition, though. Those who subscribe to Snapchat+, its recently established subscription tier, will have access to this functionality. You will have access to exclusive features through this membership model, like the opportunity to pin your closest friends and see how frequently a story has been seen. Go here for more information on Snapchat+.
Having said that, it seems like the Snapchat+ subscription service is a real attempt to compete with services like Telegram Premium, and we hope to hear more about this soon. It will be interesting to watch how this paid tier performs and if it can draw in at least a handful of the 332 million daily active users!
Another thing to keep in mind is that Snapchat for the Web is accessible in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. We don’t know when this will expand to new areas or if it will always be a paid service.
According to blog post from Snapchat,