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How to Use Snapchat on PC and Mac? Top 3 Ways

Snapchat’s web interface offers all the essential features of the smartphone app.

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Most instant messengers have dedicated web portals for PC and Mac users. For a lot of people, this is a non-compromisable feature. Using a web portal for an IM on your laptop reduces the distractions that you’re met with every time you pick up your phone to check a message. Snapchat has a web portal where you can not only send and receive texts but also exchange snaps with your friends. In this article, we bring you the top 3 ways you can use Snapchat on a PC and Mac.

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Use Snapchat Web

Use Snapchat Web

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Snapchat’s web interface offers all the essential features of the ephemeral messenger on your PC and Mac. Simply go to and log in using your Snapchat account to access the web portal. Once logged in, you can send and receive snaps, view stories, send texts, and make video and audio calls. However, if you want to add a new friend to Snapchat or post a story, you will need to use the mobile app. You also cannot view the Spotlight tab on Snapchat for PC. Another major drawback of this web portal is that it is currently only available for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Use the desktop app for Snapchat


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Use the Snapchat desktop app

Don’t want Snapchat to occupy an additional tab on your web browser? Download the desktop app instead. Go to the Microsoft Store and search for Snapchat. Open the app page and click on ‘Get’ to install it. Snapchat’s desktop app is the same as its web portal. The only advantage of using the app is that it can be accessed in its separate window, which declutters your web browser and gives you a bit of privacy.

Use an Android Emulator

How to use Snapchat on Mac devices?

Before Snapchat had a desktop app of its own, the only way to make it work on a PC or Mac was through an Android emulator. You can still explore that option if the web portal and desktop app don’t work for you. Bluestacks is one of the best Android emulators for this task. Once you’ve installed Bluestacks on your PC or Mac, simply log in using your Google account and download Snapchat from the Play Store. The app will operate like its Android version.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I use Snapchat on my laptop?

You can access Snapchat on your laptop through its web portal. You can also download the desktop app from Snapchat’s website.

Can I send snaps using Snapchat Web?

You can send and receive snaps using Snapchat Web. However, you won’t be able to add new friends or upload a story using the web portal.

Where can I download the Snapchat app for PC?

You can download Snapchat for PC from Microsoft Store.

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These are the three best ways to use Snapchat on a PC and Mac. As of now, Snapchat Web is only available for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge users. If you do not use either of those browsers, you can download the desktop app for your laptop. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!

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