Snapchat is one of the most popular social messaging apps out there and it’s easy to understand why. It’s arguably more private than other messengers like WhatsApp because of its disappearing messages and screenshot warnings. Snapchat is available on Android and iOS but can you use Snapchat on a Mac? Read along to find out all about Snapchat for Mac.
In this article, we are going to take a look at the availability of Snapchat for Mac and how you can install it. The steps are going to be easy, but it’s not going to be as easy as downloading an app from the App Store. Ready? Let’s get started.
Is Snapchat For Macbook Available?
Snapchat hasn’t officially released an app for the macOS, but that doesn’t mean that it’s never going to do that. Project Catalyst was launched by Apple to create a uniform app for its entire eco-system. This would mean that apps supported by iOS will be supported by macOS and vice versa. It’s an innovative idea and it will bring Snapchat to the Mac in the future. However, Catalyst is still not quite good enough and you might have to wait for a few months or even a year for the app to show up on a Mac.
But don’t worry, you can still run the Android version of Snapchat on your computer. You can do this with an Android emulator like Bluestacks. Android emulators will create a virtual Android phone on your Mac and you can use it to run native Android apps. The next section will help you install Snapchat on Mac.
How to Install Snapchat On Mac?
We are going to use Bluestacks in this article, but you can use any emulator of your choice. We are going to take a look at how you can install Bluestacks and then install Snapchat on it. Let’s jump right into it.
- Download Bluestacks from their Website.
- Open the downloaded file and press Install Now.
- If you get the System extension blocked error, click Open Security & Privacy.
- Click Allow.
- Open Bluestacks app. This will take some time depending on the performance of your PC.
- Click on Play Store.
- Sign in with your Google account. If you don’t have one, you can create it here.
- Search for Snapchat.
- Hit install on the first result. Snapchat will be downloaded and installed.
- You will be able to find Snapchat under the Home tab.
After that, all you have to do is log in to Snapchat and you will be able to use it without any issues. However, note that you can face performance issues if you are running on low-end hardware.
That’s all there is to know about Snapchat for Mac. I hope that you found this article helpful.
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