Snapchat for web features and how to use the Snapchat web platform!

Recently, the social communication, creative and entertainment app Snap announcement that it would be accessible to all users regardless of their platform. Snapchat Web was initially launched for mobile users this year in July.

Snap’s announcement also includes a few other releases under Fresh Fall’s feature updates, such as lock screen widgets, chat shortcuts, and question stickers.

What is Snapchat for Web?

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Snapchat for Web is a web version of the messaging platform. Previously available only on mobile, its services will now be more open to users on all devices, including laptops and desktops.

This means Snap users can stay connected with their friends and followers regardless of their platform. Chat history will be synced across all devices all the time.

It will come with all the messaging features like chat and video call, lenses, chat reactions and replies, etc.

Snapchat for web was initially only available to premium Snapchat+ customers in the US, Canada, and the UK. Along with the announcement, global users can also use the web version.

Benefits of Snapchat for Web

Snapchat for the web is an opportunity for both users and the platform.

  • Snap has already recognized the web version as an “unmet opportunity”. With the reverse migration from mobile to web, the company hopes to increase its market impact while expanding the scope for growth.
  • The platform is also looking to bridge its availability gap with other social media platforms. WhatsApp and Instagram, for example, have long been available on all devices.
  • All Snap users can now have a different experience as surface space for video calls and chats will be significantly larger. According to Snapchat, over 100 million users regularly use the video feature.

Also read: See Popular Snapchat emoticons.

Other features of Snapchat for web

Snap also released a few other features alongside the web version. They are listed below:

  • Lock screen widgets: Available with iOS16, this feature will keep saved conversations on the lock screen. Users can resume chatting with their friends with just one click. This tool will help users be in the know and start visual conversations whenever they want without needing to open the app and scroll.
  • Chat Shortcuts: Chat Shortcuts will allow users to quickly locate their friends’ unread Snaps and chats, reply to Stories, and see missed calls. Shortcuts will remind them of upcoming birthdays or respond to unread conversations.
  • Question stickers: This feature will allow you to put Ask Me Anything stories with a new visual touch.

How to Use Snapchat for Web

  • Users must go to this link and sign in with their existing Snapchat username and password.
  • When logging in, you will need to complete a two-step verification. Then you can find “Snapchat for Web” option, like My Snapcode, My Data, Ads Manager, etc.
  • Users must also authorize their mobile app before using the web version.