Soon You'll Be Able to Snapchat From Your Computer

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Snapchat will soon be available on the web, so you can finally snap your friends from work without anyone knowing. You'll be able to use your computer to use certain Snapchat features like snapping, chatting, and video calling. Until now, Snapchat has only been available to use on smartphones.

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To use Snapchat for Web, you'll be able to log in using your current Snapchat username and password. You'll be prompted to complete a two-step verification on your phone, and from there you'll be able to send snaps and messages, as well as chat via video and regular calls. Things will pick up right where you left them on mobile.

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When you're using Snapchat on the web, your Bitmoji will appear with a laptop to show your friends that you're chatting on your computer and not your smartphone. To keep things private, the web version includes a privacy screen that hides that Snapchat screen when you click on something else. Just like mobile, messages that are sent on desktop will automatically be deleted after 24 hours.

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"With so many in our community spending more time online, whether it is for remote learning or working, streaming or just plain browsing – we saw a huge opportunity to make it easier for our community to stay connected throughout their day, and we cannot wait to bring our favorite fundamental Snapchat capabilities to the web," the company said.

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Snapchat for Web will initially only be available to Snapchat Plus subscribers in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It'll only work with Google's Chrome Browser, so if you use Apple's Safari or a different web browser, now would be a good time to make the switch.

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