Snapchat has expanded its capabilities and now lets you have conversations on the web, whether through messages or calls. Snapchat for the web offers a similar experience, which is provided by WhatsApp, thus aiming to become a direct competitor. Here is an overview of the details.
Snapchat can now be used on the web
Snap Inc has revealed that you can now have video/audio calls via your PC on Snapchat (only via Google Chrome, though) and even continue a chat, which has been interrupted on mobile versions of Snapchat. You’ll also be able to send Snaps, which has been the photo-sharing app’s main focus since its inception. This can be done by visiting web.snapchat.com.
Snapchat, through a blog postsaid, “With over 100 million Snapchatters using our voice and video calls each month on average, we’re excited to offer our community a new way to continue conversations on their computers, where they already work, learn and browse.”
Its web version will also be support chat features such as chat reactions and chat reply. And the popular AR lenses, which are a signature for Snapchat, will soon be available on the web as well.
However, there is one tricky condition. This the feature will be available to those who subscribe to Snapchat+, its recently introduced paid tier. This subscription model will provide you with exclusive features such as the ability to pin best friends, the ability to see how many times a story has been reviewed, and more. To know everything about Snapchat+, you can go here.
Another thing to note is that Snapchat for web is available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. We don’t know when it will come to more regions and if it will still be a paid thing.
That said, it looks like the Snapchat+ subscription service is a serious endeavor to compete with Telegram Premium and even WhatsApp Premium and we hope to get more updates on this in the near future. It remains to be seen how this paid tier performs and whether or not it is able to engage its 332 million daily active users, or at least some of them!
So, are you going to subscribe to Snapchat+ for its web version? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.