Photo messaging app Snapchat has enjoyed immense success since its creation. Snapchat allows you to send video and photos to other Snapchat users and those in your contact list. Sound like a typical messenger app? Snapchat has one unique feature- there’s a timer you can set before the video or photo is deleted forever! This mechanic throws in a loop and has proven to to be quite fun to use!
But what if you want to get Snapchat on your PC or Mac? As of the moment, there’s no official app as of the moment. If you’re wondering if you can get Snapchat on your computer, then it’s possible with the help of an Android emulator called Bluestacks. Here’s how to login Snapchat on computer:
Step 1. Turn on your computer. Make sure you’re connected to the internet. Open your favorite browser, then type the following address to the URL space- http://www.bluestacks.com/
Step 2. A new website should open. It will say “Bluestacks: Play Bigger” on the top left side. Bluestacks is an Android emulator designed to run Android apps on your PC. It works just like when you have an Android tablet or smart phone in your hand, except this time you have it on your computer.
Step 3. Look at the top right part of the page for a blue link that says “Download Bluestacks”. Click on the link, and a message will pop up, saying that you’ll be downloading the Bluestacks installer.
Step 4. Once the download is complete, double click on the Bluestacks file. There will be instructions on how to install it. Follow the instructions to continue.
Step 5. The Bluestacks emulator should be successfully installed on your computer. Find the Bluestacks emulator icon on your computer’s desktop screen, then double click it. Allow the Bluestacks program to start up. You should be looking at a typical Android tablet screen when the program has opened.
Step 6. You will be able to navigate inside an Android environment when using Bluestacks. Instead of using your finger to tap, you’ll be using the mouse. Start by locating and opening Google Play Store, which is usually located inside the Bluestack emulator’s home screen. Click on it to open it up, then click on the Search bar. Type in “Snapchat”, and hit enter.
Step 7. Snapchat should be available in the search result. Click on it, then the Snapchat app should come up. Review the app; once you’re ready, click on the “Install” button. Wait until the app is downloaded and installed. Snapchat should appear in the Bluestacks home screen.
Step 8. Double click on the Snapchat app to open it. You’ll be presented with a screen where you can log in. Enter your username and password, then click on “Log In”. If everything goes well then you’ll be taken to your Snapchat account. Congratulations! You can start using Snapchat now on your computer.
If your computer is running Windows 10, then there’s a way to download Snapchat directly from the Windows Store. Open the Windows Store on your computer, then search for Specter. Specter is a 3rd party Snapchat program you can install on your computer. Keep in mind that there’s no official app for Snapchat yet, so download and install with caution!