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How to use Snapchat on a PC or Mac

Continue your Snapchat journey on your computer!
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December 14, 2022

Since its initial launch, Snapchat has become one of the most familiar and widely used social media mobile apps. It’s a super simple way to engage in quick, fleeting chats with friends, as well as send them snapshots of your current goings-on. However, something was always missing: an integrated experience with computers. This changed in July 2022 with the introduction of Snapchat for Web. Let’s talk about how to use Snapchat on PC.

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QUICK ANSWER

To use Snapchat on PC or Mac, go to web.snapchat.com. Enter your Username or Email and Password > tap Yes on the mobile confirmation. After this, you will automatically be redirected to the Snapchat for Web site.


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How does Snapchat for Web work?

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Snapchat for Web allows you to continue ongoing chats, start new chats, send Snaps, and participate in video calls. In that way, it is similar to the mobile app.

Where it differs, though, is in the more advanced functions. Snapchat for Web is a much more stripped-down, barebones version of Snapchat. It also only works on Google Chrome.

WHAT CAN'T I DO ON SNAPCHAT FOR WEB?

  • You cannot add new friends using the desktop platform. You can only chat with and call people you're already friends with on Snapchat for Web.
  • Stories also aren't available on the web version. These are only available on the mobile app.

How to set up and use Snapchat for Web

Snapchat for Web is very easy to use. It was actually a premium feature reserved for Snapchat+ subscribers at first. It was then made available for free in September 2022.

Start by going to web.snapchat.com on a Chrome-based browser. Remember that this does not work on Safari currently, so you must visit this site using Google Chrome. It also works on Opera GX in our testing.

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Enter your Username or Email and Password.

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You will be redirected to a Confirm in Snapchat page. You will need to bring out your phone and tap the confirmation within the Snapchat mobile app.

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After tapping Yes on your phone, you will be able to access Snapchat for Web on your computer.

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FAQs

Snapchat for Web is free. Initially, it was a paid feature for Snapchat+ subscribers. However, in September 2022, it was made accessible for free.