Snapchat has launched a web version, that will allow snapping, chatting and video calling similar to the ones on the mobile app
The new development comes more than a decade since the Snapchat app was launched, the company is introducing Snapchat for Web, a new browser-based version of its service.
Snapchat subscribers will gain access to the new web app first, but eventually, it will be available to all users. It will support messaging and video calling for now, though the company plans to add support for its augmented reality lenses and the ability to send photo and video Snaps “soon.”
The firm says that the desktop version will not contain any ads or other revenue-generating features, to begin with, but it will introduce them in the future as it hopes to roll out the subscription-based premium version globally soon.
It’s not the first time Snap has experimented with desktop or browser-based features. The company previously made some viewable on web browsers and brought its AR effects to the desktop with its. But it is the first time some of Snapchat’s core messaging features will be available to users outside of the mobile app.
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