Snap has made Snapchat available beyond smartphones for the first time. The company has announced a web version of the popular messaging and social networking app Snapchat, which is available at web.snapchat.com. You can now use the app's web version to send messages and snaps and call friends right from your desktop.
It is currently only compatible with Google Chrome, but it does support chat reactions and chat replies. The company promises to roll out its AR Lenses soon.
Now that there is a web version of Snapchat, the social media platform is much closer to Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and other cross-platform messaging services. With the platform's 332 million daily users, its web version will make their communication even more convenient when they're at their computers.
At the moment, the web app is only available to Snapchat+ subscribers in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, and New Zealand. Snap introduced the Snapchat+ subscription last month. It costs $3.99/month and offers exclusive features.
However, there's a good chance that the web app will eventually become available to all Snapchat users. The company noted that " We can't wait to bring it to our entire global community soon," but named no exact release date for that.