How to use Snapchat on PC

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Snapchat has taken the world by storm, from the silly snaps that people love to send to each other, to the short speeches sent by politicians to users around the world. No matter what you use Snapchat for, here's how to use the (very popular) mobile app on a Windows PC.

Snapchat is available for Android and iOS, here's how to download and install Snapchat on Windows.

In case you are a very cheerful type, Snapchat allows you to send (often useless) photos and videos to your contacts. Pictures are often displayed for a limited time, while videos play from start to finish.

According to Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO, the app has over 100 million daily users, who spend around 25-30 minutes a day. Unfortunately, the app was limited to just the phone, until Bluestacks came out and allowed Snapchat to be used on their free Android emulator.

How to use Snapchat on PC

How to use Snapchat on Windows PC or laptop: how to install Bluestacks on Windows

Downloading and installing Bluestacks to use Android apps on your computer is very simple, just download the 298MB file from its website, run the installer and follow the info on the screen. So you have installed the emulator

During the installation process you need to link the Bluestacks application to your Google account which you will need when setting up an Android device. Once the setup is complete, go to the Play Store and download Snapchat.

How to use Snapchat on Windows PC or laptop: How to use Bluestacks on Windows

To use Snapchat, you will need a camera on your computer. Although you will be able to view other people's Snaps and also the stories of your contacts (provided you are connected to the internet). Keep in mind that a computer without a camera will show you a lot of errors, but if you continually click "Cancel", you will be able to use Snapchat, without having to connect a camera, of course you will not be able to snaps by yourself.

If you have a camera, simply click the middle app button to take a photo or press and hold to record a video. You'll need a microphone for this, but as most cameras today have a built-in microphone, this shouldn't be a problem.

Now you can make fun of your friends even from your workplace.

How to see Snapchat stories without them knowing?

Using this method, you can view the stories of others without informing them without uninstalling or removing the application. It is recommended to use this method when the story has reached 23 hours. How to see Snapchat stories without them knowing?

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