Snapchat, a multimedia instant messaging program, is finally accessible on the Windows operating system. As a Progressive Web App, the social media app is now accessible through the Microsoft Store (PWA).
The development was discovered as a result of a report that was posted on Windows Central, a website that provides all the most recent advancements in Windows. The source states that the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 and 11 PCs will support Snapchat’s PWA.
According to reports, the app would be built on Snapchat’s online version. The new function, according to the source, was launched early this year and is compatible with Microsoft’s Edge web browser.
The 1.4MB-sized app will have the same functionality as the web version.
In the Start Menu, users will see an app icon and notification support comparable to native apps. Download the PWA from the Microsoft Store if you want to access your Snapchat messages or stories from a Windows laptop. The App can currently be downloaded for free.
In similar news, Amazon and Snapchat have teamed together to give their consumers access to an augmented reality experience. Users of Snapchat will be able to try on eyewear styles from a variety of well-known brands thanks to the e-commerce behemoth. Users will be able to post products from brands like Ray-Ban, Costa Del Mar, Persol, and others thanks to the collaboration between Amazon Fashion and Snapchat.
Three former Stanford University students, Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, developed the software, which is used by millions of people worldwide. It became available on September 11.
The app had about 293 million daily active users as of 2021. Four billion Snaps are reportedly sent each day on average. The software is extremely well-liked by young people, especially those under the age of 16. Young users make up a substantial portion of the user population, which has repeatedly raised privacy concerns.