Snapchat for Web Launches for Desktop Calling and Messaging
Snapchat is launching a web client to make messaging and calling possible from your desktop, a spokesperson for the company told iPhone in Canada in an email.
In addition to basic messaging and voice and video calling, Snapchat’s Chat Reactions and Chat Reply features are also available on the web client. The Web client will also bring over users’ 3D Bitmoji avatars from the looks of it. Lenses for video calls are coming soon as well, Snapchat said.
“Snapchatters will also be able to send Snaps right from their computer,” the company added. Snapchatters can access Snapchat for Web by going to web.snapchat.com and logging in to their Snapchat account.
Like all Snap products, Snapchat for Web was designed with privacy and safety in mind, launching with a unique privacy screen that hides the Snapchat window if you click away for another task.
Users can “pick up their conversations right where they left off on mobile–but now from the big screen.” Snapchat for Web is available now for Snapchat+ subscribers in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.
Snapchat said a global rollout is coming “soon,” but it’s unclear if non-paying customers will ever get access to the company’s web client.
Snapchat may even take the WhatsApp route for its desktop ambitions, eventually creating a full-fledged desktop app if the web client takes off.