Known for its ephemeral messaging, Snapchat is one of the most popular messaging apps today. Users flock to Snapchat, not only because of self-destructing messages and images but also because of a range of filters and photo editing tools on offer. You can use Snapchat on your iOS and Android devices, but a macOS app is not available yet. A Snapchat app for macOS has been in the pipeline for quite a while now, and we may see one in future. Luckily there is one workaround to this issue. Today, we show you how you can download and use Snapchat on your Mac device.
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Download Snapchat on your Mac device using the Bluestacks emulator
Step 1: Download the Bluestacks Android emulator on your Mac device. You can find the emulator on Bluestacks’ official website here. Bluestacks emulates an Android device on your Mac, so you’ll be able to use any Android app through Bluestacks.
Step 2: Install Bluestacks on your Mac device and sign in using your Google account. If you do not have a Google account, you will have to create one.
Step 3: Open the Play Store on Bluestacks and search for Snapchat. Download and install the app on the emulator.
Using this technique you will be able to use Snapchat on your Mac device.
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Since you would be downloading Bluestacks from a third-party source, you will need to change security permissions on your Mac device before you install it. Simply open the System Preferences app and click on the ‘Security and Privacy’ option. Under the General tab, select the option to ‘Allow apps downloaded from App Store and identified developers’.
Once you’ve installed Bluestacks, you can use it to install any Android app from the Google Play Store. If you do not wish to install Bluestacks you can install other emulators like Nox and Android Studio emulator.
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