How to Use Snapchat on PC and MAC (2023)

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You want to use Snapchat on Mac or Windows. Well first let me make it clear, it is possible to get Snapchat on pc. And yes, you can also get Snapchat on PC without Bluestacks. How to do this we will read in this article.

Whether it is on Android or on iOS, Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms that has picked its popularity recently. It is very popular among young people.

The ability to create snaps and send them to friends, creating stories instantly that can be seen by all your friends makes this app fun and addictive.

Enough praising Snapchat, let us jump directly on how to get it on PC and Mac.

How to Use Snapchat on Mac & PC

how to use snapchat on pc mac

Using Snapchat for Web (Official Method)

Most popular apps in the world like WhatsApp or Youtube have web versions. But for a long time, this feature was missing on Snapchat. Snapchat was working to build its desktop version and in July 2022 the company launched its web version for Snapchat+ users in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Now its web version is available for all and let us check how to use Snapchat for web.

Open Web Browser > Enter > Click on ‘Log in to chat’ button homepage

Enter your email or phone number > Enter your password

Note: If you forgot your password you can easily recover by entering your email or phone number.

Now you are logged in to Snapchat Web.

snapchat web user interface

Here you can chat, video, and audio call to your contacts. Messages sent via Snapchat for the web will also be deleted after 24 hours.

According to Techcrunch, Snapchat for Web will prevent people from taking screenshots. This is how you can use Snapchat on Mac & Windows.

Using Emulators

Snapchat can be accessed on PC with Emulators. Emulators are systems hardware type or software type used to mimic other systems.

There are a lot of emulators available for both Android and iOS. These emulators can be used to access mobile apps on PC. The sole purpose of building an emulator was to test apps, and programs and play video games on larger screens.

But now a lot of emulators violating mobile apps’ Terms of Service guidelines.

Some clone apps are used to access multiple Snapchat accounts on one mobile while some others are used to view Snapchat stories anonymously.

A lot of third-party apps are built to bypass Snapchat’s self-destruct features and notification features.

Now the question arises here whether Snapchat allows this or not. Snapchat strictly does not allow this and continuously bans these third-party applications.

So use of emulators to access Snapchat on PC is a kind of temporary solution. There are some popular emulators which you can use to get Snapchat on PC.

Snapchat on Windows With Bluestacks

Blustacks is a popular Android Emulator that can be used to get Snapchat on PC. Follow the steps along with me to learn how to use Snapchat on Windows.

Go to the BlueStacks official website and download the executable file.

double click on bluestacks setup to install

Double-click on the BlueStacks executable file and it will ask permission to download, click on Yes.

Once you click on Yes, you will be prompted to install, click on the install button.

Following that, BlueStacks will get downloaded to your computer.

After BlueStacks has been downloaded, you will have to SIGN IN with your Google account.

sign into google play account on bluestacks

Once you have signed in with your Google account, search for SnapChat and Install the application.

search for snapchat and Install on bluestacks

After the application has been installed, go to the Library section of the BlueStacks app and start using Snapchat on your PC.

go to bluestacks library and use snapchat on pc

That’s how you get Snapchat on Windows PC, via BlueStacks.

Also Read: How to Find Someone on Snapchat

Snapchat on MAC With Bluestacks

The technique of getting Snapchat on MAC is similar to how it was shown for a Windows PC. The only difference is that you will have to go to the download page of the official BlueStacks website and choose the Operating System as MAC.

download bluestacks for mac

For now, this is just a way of getting Snapchat for a MAC computer. The App Store will eventually support Snapchat and various other apps. So, you can just download it from there.

How to Get Snapchat on PC without Bluestacks

Sometimes Bluestacks do not get downloaded, may not get installed on your computer, or may cause lagging of your computer.
In this case, we must look for Bluestacks alternatives, which are easily available for both Windows and Mac.
And if you don’t want to use Emulator you can simply use Snapchat for Web.
For your ease, I mentioned a few over here, some of them are specifically developed for gaming while others are good to use for all apps. Check them out and choose what best suits your requirements.

Android Emulators
• Android Studio
• GameLoop
• MeMu
• KoPlayer
• Nox Player
• Chrome ARC Welder
iOS Emulators
• iOS Simulator Xcode
• iPadian
• TestFlight

How to Use Other Emulators to Get Snapchat on PC

We already know how to use Bluestacks to use Snapchat on Mac & Windows. The process of using other Emulators is almost the same. Let’s get into how to use Snapchat on PC with other Emulators.

Step 1: Download Emulator from Official Website. Then Install it on your PC.

Step 2: Log in to the Google Play Store as you must have an active Google Play account to download and install any app.

Step 3: Search for Snapchat and install this via an Emulator.

Step 4: After installation look for the Snapchat icon.

Step 5: Click on the Snapchat icon and Snapchat app will be loaded.

FAQs About the Use of Snapchat on PC

Can you run Snapchat on a PC without an emulator?

Yes, Snapchat is now available for PC. You can use it on PC by simply going to

Is it legal to use Emulator to use Snapchat on PC?

Use of Emulator is legal and it depends on the particular app that allows or does not allow Emulator to mimic it. In the case of Snapchat, it is not allowed to access its web version via Emulator.

Can we use Snapchat on phones and the web simultaneously?

Yes, you can use Snapchat on both simultaneously. It means you can start a conversation on the mobile app and continue it on the computer.

Is it possible to send Snaps with Snapchat’s web version?

Yes, you can send Snaps and for that, you have to allow camera access. But you can’t view Snaps sent to you on the web version. You have to go to the mobile application to view Snaps.


I’m sure it is easy to understand how to use Snapchat on a PC. These were all the techniques for getting Snapchat on PC.

You can get Snapchat on a Laptop and those who do not want to download Bluestacks or are facing some issues via the Bluestacks method, can easily choose and select from the above-mentioned Android and/or iOS emulators.

Snapchat has stringent rules, sometimes you cannot log in to the Snapchat app from the BlueStacks app. In such cases, other emulators might work out for you.

However, there is a disclaimer that Snapchat does not allow these apps to access their app. So, the emulator method may work now and may not work in the future.

Now Snapchat web is the only legitimate method to use Snapchat on PC.

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