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Snapchat is designed and intended for mobile devices only as it is a multimedia-based instant messaging app where people instantly record and share short videos or snaps with their friends and followers.
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Since we all are aware of the fact that Snapchat has no official Windows or Mac app for PCs neither there is any web version of the service apart from Snapmap, unlike other social media messaging apps, so the only option we are left with is to use an Android emulation software. We have multiple options, and all of them are free and user-friendly.
In just four simple and easy-to-follow steps, you will be using your Snapchat account on your PC. Moreover, setting up an emulator is very much similar to how you set up a new Android device.
Here is how to use Snapchat on PC:
Step 1: Download and Install Android Emulator
The very first step is to download and install any reliable Android emulator that is fully compatible with your PC hardware and the version of the operating system running on your computer. If you ask us, we will recommend you to download and install any one of the following emulators for Android.
- NoxPlayer (https://www.bignox.com/),
- BlueStacks (https://www.bluestacks.com/download.html),
- LDPlayer (https://www.ldplayer.net/), and
- Andy or Andy OS (https://www.andyroid.net/).
All of these are highly popular among Android gamers and other app users, they receive frequent updates and bug fixes and have no compatibility issues.
Simply head over to any link, download the installation file, and install the emulator on your PC.
Step 2: Log in to Play Store using your Google Account
Once the Android emulator has been installed successfully on your PC, launch the emulator software and open the Play Store app. It will prompt you to log in to your Google account.
Either you can use your existing Google account or you can even create a new Google account if you are not comfortable using your main account in the emulator for any reason whatsoever.
If you are using your existing account then the login process may ask you to verify the account through OPT or two-factor authentication. Make sure you have your phone, email account, or any other required authentication app handy.
It is important to note here that all of your Google data including contacts, calendar, and reminders will be synced to the emulator, so if in case you don’t want anything to be synced with the emulator then make sure you have turned this off beforehand.
Step 3: Install Snapchat from the Play Store
On the emulator, launch Play Store if it isn’t running already. Search for Snapchat and hit the install button. Now, wait for the downloading and installation process to complete. It may take a little while, depending on your Internet connection speed.
Also, if in case you are unable to find the Snapchat app in the Google Play Store then the best alternative is to sideload the app. For this, you need to download Snapchat apk file directly on your PC from here and then use the APK/app installation feature to install it on the emulator.
Step 4: Log in to your Snapchat account
This is the fun part of all. Open the app drawer and launch the Snapchat app. The interface should look very much similar to how it looks on your Android device.
If you already have an account then click on the Log In button. Else, use the Sign Up option to create a new account.
For login, all you need to provide is your username or email address and password. Then click log in. If your account has two-factor authentication enabled then you will need to enter the one-time code to successfully log in to your account.
Which method worked for you to access Snapchat on PC?
Out of the multiple emulator choices provided in this guide, which Android emulator worked best for you? And were you able to access your Snapchat account on your PC?
Share your experience with us in the comments below. And if in case none worked for you or if you are stuck in any step, let us know and one of our team members will help you out :)