Snapchat brings its app's functionality to the web

David Murphy

Snapchat has made its calling and messaging services available via the web. It’s available now for Snapchat Plus subscribers in the US, UK Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It will be rolled out next for Snapchat Plus subscribers in France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, before shortly being rolled out for the entire community around the world. 

Snapchat Plus is the platform’s subscription service, launched in June. It starts at $3.99 a month, for which subscribers can see where your friends have been in the last 24 hours; see who has rewatched their snaps; and display a Snapchat Plus badge.

To access Snapchat for Web, users can head to web.snapchat.com, login with their Snapchat username and password, and pick up their conversations where they left off on mobile. All services available on the app are available via the web service, including the ability to send Snaps from their PC. It includes a privacy screen that hides the Snapchat window if the users click away to do something else.