New Delhi: Snapchat announced Monday to bring features like chat and video calling to the desktop through a new web app for the first time. Snapchat for the web is a new way for “our community to stay connected through our camera when they’re in front of their computers,” the company said in a statement.
For starters, the web platform will be available exclusively to Snapchat Plus subscribers in the US, UK and Canada, and Snapchatters in Australia and New Zealand. “We can’t wait to bring it to our entire global community soon,” said the platform with nearly 332 million users. Also Read – HP Unveils 2 Powerful Pavilion Series Laptops in India; Check price, features here
Snapchat for Web will only be compatible with Google’s Chrome browser at launch, not Apple’s Safari. “With an average of over 100 million Snapchatters using our voice and video calls each month, we’re excited to offer our community a new way to keep conversations going on their computers,” said Snap, Snapchat’s parent company. Also Read – Apple Music increases the price of its student plan in the US, UK. View the new rates here
Snapchat for the web includes the best messaging features like chat comments and chat replies, along with lenses rolling out soon. Social media platform Snapchat announced last month that Snapchat Plus, a collection of exclusive, experimental and pre-release features, is available for $3.99 per month.
It is available in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. Snapchat will expand the Plus feature to more countries over time.