The social network can now be used directly from your computer’s web browser.
Snapchat for Web is now available to all users worldwide. Snap Inc., the parent company of the social network, took advantage of a press release announcing the arrival of new features to formalize it.
Officially launched during the summer, the web version of Snapchat, accessible at web.snapchat.com, was until now only available in a limited number of countries and only for users who subscribed to a premium Snapchat+ subscription. The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand were among the first served. This Web version of the social network, now deployed in all countries, a priori only works optimally with the Google Chrome browser.
Beyond offering users a way to enjoy the app on the big screen, Snapchat for Web allows chatting and video calling in the same window, all of which is obviously perfectly synchronized with the mobile app. A boon for users who, according to the press release published by Snapchat last July, are some 100 million to use the audio and video call features of the application each month.
For the rest, Snap Inc. has unveiled the arrival of new Widgets compatible with the lock screen of iPhones under iOS 16. For example, it will be possible to pin a widget giving access to a specific conversation directly on the screen of lockdown. In addition, the platform introduces a new system of shortcuts that can be pinned to the top of the Chat tab to find and access the most important conversations more quickly. These shortcuts will also allow you to get reminders if you have not replied to a loved one, and will display the upcoming birthdays of your contacts.