Snap Inc. announced today that it’s launching Snapchat for Web to allow users to share Snaps and make video calls with friends using their desktop devices.
The new service is now available to Snapchat+ subscribers in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The company plans to launch the service globally soon.
Snapchatters in these countries can now head to web.snapchat.com (on Google Chrome) to log-in to their profiles. After entering credentials, users are asked to complete a two-step verification on their phones. Once the verification process is completed, they can get access to many features such as Chat Reactions and Chat Reply offered in Snapchat’s mobile app, which is now used by over 300 million people. The company also said Lenses will be integrated into the desktop version soon.
The feature arrives two weeks after Snap started rolling out its paid subscription service ‘Snapchat+’ in select countries, allowing users to get access to exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features for $3.99 per month.
The company is also reportedly preparing to initiate the tests of a new feature to let users integrate their non-fungible tokens into Snapchat as Lenses.