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Snapchat goes beyond an app with ‘Snapchat for Web’

Snapchat is launched on the web. (Credit: Getty Images)

Snapchat is bringing its calling and messaging features to the web for the first time.

It means Snapchatters will be communicate with each other outside the app.

Snapchat for Web will first be made available to users of the company’s Snapchat+ subscription service in the UK and some other countries, but will be rolled out “soon” to all users.

Users can access the platform by going to: web.snapchat.com and log in with their Snapchat credentials.

The social media giant said all of its key messaging features will be available in the new web app, with video calling lenses also being added soon.

The company confirmed that users can also send Snaps from the web app.

“Because so many in our community are spending more time online, whether it’s distance learning or working, streaming or just browsing, we saw a huge opportunity to make it easier for our community to stay connected throughout the day and we can can’t wait to bring our favorite basic Snapchat capabilities to the web,” Snapchat said.

The company said the web version of the platform also included a privacy screen that would hide the Snapchat window (and a user’s conversations) if they clicked away from another task, as part of its security measures.

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