Snapchat launches new desktop experience for subscribers

Snapchat has announced its expansion onto the web.

The app, which until now has been exclusive to iOS and Android, is now coming to web browsers.

The new service, called Snapchat for Web, will be available exclusively to Snapchat+ premium subscribers, but the company has confirmed that it intends to release the service to all users in time.

The new web version allows users to send text messages and video call their friends – the core functionality of the app, being able to take and receive pictures and video content that disappears, is not available on the web.

Snapchat will reportedly block any detected screenshot attempts, and will add a privacy screen should users attempt to move to another window. The company hopes that the new service will allow it to better compete with the likes of Discord, allowing users and friends to chat and video call each other when on their computers.

ASnap spokesperson also confirmed that some other mobile-exclusive features could come to the web version in time, should demand be there for the service. Are you pleased to hear this news? Let us know on social media and check back soon for the latest.

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