The popular social media app, Snapchat, has announced plans to launch a web version of the platform inclusive of features such as texting, snapping, video calling amongst many others. This would be the first time Snapchat would be accessible on any other device other than a smartphone after 10 years of being a mobile-only service.
The social media app, which prides itself on a global base of 332 million users, launched Snapchat+, a paid subscription package of $3.99, a few weeks back. The subscription package is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Snapchat web version will allow users to chat and call friends from their desktop’s versions. This service would first be available to Snapchat+ subscribers and will be compatible with only Google’s Chrome browser for now. It would also only be accessible to subscribers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Like the existing mobile version, messages exchanged would disappear after 24 hours and users’ watch would delete automatically after viewing. The platform promised users that they would improve the web version with more features in the coming weeks. The features to look out for include the ability to use lenses during video calls, compatibility with other browsers and many more.