Snapchat is now available on Windows PCs after it eschewed Windows phones –

Snapchat, despite being one of the most popular social media apps, has always shunned the Windows platform when asked. The platform is available only for Android and iOS operating systems. Snapchat has never provided support for any queries related to the Windows platform. However, it seems that now things have changed. A Windows Central report claims that Snapchat finally has an app for the Windows operating system that is now available on the Microsoft Store for Windows. The app eventually made its way to the Microsoft Store as a progressive web app. So what is it and how to use Snapchat on Windows? We are going to discuss that in this article.

Snapchat available on Windows as a Progressive Web App

The Windows Central report states that Snapchat is arriving as a Progressive Web App or PWA in the Microsoft Store. This means that the app is based on the web version of Snapchat and is backed by Microsoft’s Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. This is not a full version of the application that we can see on smartphones. The app is only 1.4 MB in size. As the app is powered by Microsoft Edge, you will be able to see the app in the Start menu, notification stand, and in more places.

MySmartPrice verified the presence of the Snapchat app on your Windows system. You can see the screenshot above for that.

There are no official criteria on what your system requirements must be to run Snapchat, but a Windows 10 or Windows 11 operating device is a must. Also, your system must be running the latest version of Microsoft Edge as it is only supported by the browser. You don’t have to pay to download the app from the Microsoft Store, it’s absolutely free.

To download Snapchat via Microsoft Store, simply open the store and search for Snapchat in the search bar present at the top of the screen. The Snapchat app will appear there, all you have to do is click the Get button to download the Progressive Web App or a PWA.

Latest Snapchat Features

Snapchat is a photo sharing and messaging app that allows users to click pictures through various available lenses and then send them to their friends as a snap. The company has been introducing various features and has also been working in the Augmented Reality (AR) sector. In November, the brand announced that it had partnered with Amazon in a major move to improve the user shopping experience. AR purchases initially started with Eyewear. Because of this, Amazon shoppers can virtually try on eyeglass styles from a variety of popular brands. On top of that, Snapchat recently introduced the New Family Center feature that allows parents to see the list of people their kids had chat interactions with in the last seven days on the platform.

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