Snapchat on Monday announced for the first time bringing features like chatting and video calling to desktop via a new web app. “Snapchat for Web is a new way for our community to stay connected through our cameras, even when they’re on their computers,” the company said in a statement.
To begin with, the web platform will be available exclusively to Snapchat Plus customers in the US, UK and Canada, and Snapchatters in Australia and New Zealand.
“We can’t wait to bring it soon to our entire global community,” said the platform, which has nearly 332 million users.
Snapchat for the web will only be compatible with Google’s Chrome browser at launch and not Apple’s Safari.
“With an average of more than 100 million Snapchatters using our voice and video calling every month, we’re excited to introduce a new way for our community to continue the conversation,” said Snap, the parent company of Snapchat.
Snapchat for web includes top messaging features like Chat Reaction and Chat Reply with Lens which will be rolling out soon.
Social media platform Snapchat announced last month that its Snapchat Plus, a collection of exclusive, experimental and pre-release features, is available for $3.99 per month.
It is available in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and UAE. Snapchat will expand the Plus feature to more countries over time.
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