SnapChat For PC

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Social media apps are spreading in this society. One of the most popular apps for everyone, especially teenagers is Snapchat. Because it has changed a lot in the past few years, you can find it a bit difficult to keep up with all the updates. This article will be providing basic knowledge about Snapchat for PC as well as details on how it works. 

What is Snapchat?

Snapchat is known as a mobile app for Android and iOS devices which has more than 100 million daily users. The app was limited to your phone only, until Bluestacks enabled Snapchat to be used on them for free. So now you can install the app on your PC with Bluestacks. The core concept of this popular messaging app is that any picture or video or message (called snaps) that you send will be disappeared after your receiver view it, that means it will be made available for you to access in a short period of time. This temporary nature of the app was designed to encourage more interaction among users.

Snapchat is one of the most popular apps

Snapchat is one of the most popular apps 

Snapchat’s developer is Snap-a company headed by co-founder Evan Spiegel. It's claimed to be a new type of camera as its essential function is to let you take a picture or video, add filters, lenses or other effects and then share them with your friends.

Originally, Snapchat focused on sharing photos privately, only person-to-person. With constant updates, now you are able to use it for a lot of different tasks. For example, you can send short videos or live video chatting, along with sending messages and creating Bitmoji avatars. In addition to that, you can share a chronological “story” to all your followers. 

How to install and use Snapchat on PC?

It’s simple. First thing you do is get Bluestacks to work on your computer by downloading the file from its website, then run the installer and wait for the emulator to be installed. Afterwards, you need to go through the setup process, link the Bluestacks application to your Google account, then go to the Play Store and download Snapchat when setup is complete.

You will need a camera on your computer which is connected to internet to use Snapchat For PC. However, if your computer doesn’t have a camera, you will still be able to view other people's Snaps and your contact's stories, but there will be some errors. In that situation, you just need to continuously click 'Cancel', things will be back to normal. Bear in mind that without a camera, you won't be able to take any Snaps yourself.

Installing Snapchat on PC with Bluestacks

Installing Snapchat on PC with Bluestacks

If your computer has a camera, just click on the centre button on the app to take a snap of yourself or you can hold it down to record a video. Also, you will need a microphone to do that, but it can’t be a problem as most cameras nowadays have a mic built-in.

Users go by a handle on Snapchat, and gravitate toward silly names. You can upload your contacts or search for people you know to add friends. You can also add someone by taking a picture of their "Snapcode" which is a special QR code unique to each user. After that, you can start the communication with a photo by tapping the big camera circle and taking a snap. You can edit your photo with some photo-editing tools as well as filters. Once you are happy with your snap, you can send it to anyone in your friends list or add it to your story, which will be available for 24 hours. Snapchat also allows you to create group texting and group stories so that you can have more fun!

What age must you be at to be able to use Snapchat?

Users have to be 13 years old when they sign up for Snapchat. Although you have to enter your birthday when you set up an account, there is no requirement for age verification, so basically it is still possible for kids under 13 to sign up. However this is not recommended as it will be against Snapchat’s Term of Service, as well as the fact that you will be exposed to age-inappropriate content.

Can you save your messages on Snapchat?

You can save messages by taking screenshots

You can save messages by taking screenshots

Usually messages, photos, videos will disappear after your receivers view them. However, you can save them by taking screenshots with your phone, or other screen-capture methods such as Snipping Tools if you use Snapchat for Windows. You should be aware that the sender will be notified that their message was captured by a phone, but not by other apps or methods. So there is nothing completely safe here. Your messages, photos or videos can not stay in Snapchat forever, but they can appear somewhere else, therefore, make sure that you don’t send any sexy photos or private information.

Should you use Snap Map?

Snap Map shows your location on a map which only allows your Snapchat friends to see where you are. And of course, you can see their locations as well. If you want to be more private, you can turn it off and use it in Ghost Mode so that you can still use the map but others won’t know where you are. Snap Map will also let you know if there are any news or events (will be shown as an icon on the map) from around the world. Given that not all of Snapchat contacts are your real friends as it is still a social media app, it is quite risky for you if you show your location. So our advice is that you should use them in Ghost Mode.

Although you can have the habit of using Snapchat or other social media apps on your phone, it is really convenient to install Snapchat on PC so that you don’t miss any messages while you are working on your computer. We hope that these basic knowledge about Snapchat and how to use it on PC will be helpful for your journey to be a Snapchatter!

SnapChat For PC

App name: SnapChat For PC
Category: Windows
File Size: 56M
Updated: 22/01/2020
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