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Snapchat is finally coming to PC, but not for everyone

Snapchat features like snaps, chats, and video calls are coming to computers through a new web app. This is the company’s first time making its service available outside of smartphones.

Snapchat is finally moving beyond smartphones. Snap just announced that Snapchat will now be available on the web to allow users to send photos and chat with their friends via video calls. The web app offers a whole host of features that make Snapchat one of the most popular messaging apps.

In particular, it will guarantee an uninterrupted chat experience by allowing you to start a chat on your smartphone and continue the conversation where you left off on your PC. Snapchat for the web allows users to make and receive video and voice calls, and send text snaps. Popular features such as chat comments and chat replies will be available from launch, while lenses will be available later. Unfortunately, not everyone will be able to benefit from it.

The PC version of Snapchat is only available to Snapchat+ subscribers

In its statement, the company said that: the feature will be exclusive to Snapchat+ subscribers starting July 18 and will be rolled out to subscribers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. As a reminder, Snap had launched Snapchat+, a paid version of the Snapchat application, priced at $3.99 per month. Launched in several markets, it was an important step to move away from the old revenue model that was mainly based on advertising.

The company plans to make this new feature available to all of its users in the future, according to the announcement. without proposing a precise timetable, however. Snapchat for the web is giving more than 300 million users a new way to log into the service, so fans of the app will be thrilled. Finally, we know that the browser version of Snapchat works with Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS.