How does Snapchat for the web work?

GEN Z messaging app Snapchat has released a web version of its popular app to allow users to log in without their mobile phones.

To access the platform, users can simply log in as usual through a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge and send messages from a laptop or desktop computer.

One of the world's most popular apps, Snapchat is now available in your web browser


One of the world’s most popular apps, Snapchat is now available in your web browserPhoto credit: AFP

in an opinion, Said Snapchat The launch was propelled by many of its users “who are spending more time online, whether for distance learning or work, streaming, or just browsing.”

The company added, “We saw a great opportunity to make it easier for our community to stay connected throughout the day, and we can’t wait to bring our favorite basic Snapchat features to the web.”

But how does Snapchat for Web actually work?

Here’s how Snapchat works for the web

If you’re looking for information on using Snapchat for the web, sign up at from any web browser.

Once you’re signed in, you can pick up your conversations where you left off on the mobile app.

You can search for contacts and previously set up groups in a search bar on the left and send them an instant message and even call them via webcam from your laptop.

However, Snapchat users should note that the new desktop-based version will only include essential messaging features for now, with features like Snaps and Lenses for video calls being added at a later date.

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Another thing is that it’s only available to Snapchat+ subscribers in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for now, although the company plans to roll out the web feature to all users in more regions “soon”.

Snapchat+ is a subscription service that costs users £3.99 a month and offers exclusive and “experimental” features not available to standard users.

The web app also includes security measures like a privacy screen that hides the Snapchat web window and users’ conversations when they click away for another task.

An aging user base

The move to launch a web version of its app suggests that Snapchat’s core user base is changing.

Browser-based apps tend to be preferred by slightly older desktop and laptop users.

This could be because the app’s target user, Gen Z, is growing up, getting jobs, and becoming part of more professional environments.

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