Snapchat must have been in existence for a while, but it remains one of the newest social media apps available across many platforms. Just like any other social app, this app lets you talk with your friends from around the world, and you can share your fun moments with them. The app allows you to record short videos and post them to those who have added you, and you need other people to view their content. Unlike videos shared on many different social media platforms, Snapchat contents have a short lifespan.
So, Does Windows Phone Have Snap Chat?
No, Snapchat does not offer any app for Windows devices, including Windows Phones.
A Brief History Of Snapchat
Snapchat is a multimedia messaging app that had become popular since its inception in 2011 when Eval Spiegel, Reggie Brown, and Muphy developed and launched it. Unfortunately, the app was designed for IOS and Android devices and not Windows.
Snapchat is currently available in 22 languages, including the most popular ones; English, Spanish and French. The main feature of Snapchat is that photos, videos, and messages have a very short lifespan; hence they disappear in a few seconds or minutes.
This app also features “Users stories,” a chronological event of a user in the last 24 hours. Another feature you can find here is “Discover,” which shows Snapchat users some brand-supported brief ads. As a user, you can keep your pictures in the “My Eyes Only” folder, a password-protected area.
Other Features Of Snapchat
There are several other things you should know about the Snapchat app. For instance, you have to create snaps which could be a photo or short video. You can use an artificial intelligence feature to edit your snaps by adding some filters, effects, drawings, and captions of texts.
You can also share your snaps privately or with some selected members in your contact lists. The snaps shared to the public are referred to as “Our Story,” while those shared to the semi-public are referred to as “Story.”
Snapchat also comes with a feature called “Lens” that allows Snapchat users to add different effects in real-time into their snaps with the support of face detection technology.
Snapchat remains one of the most interesting instant messaging apps on mobile phones with all the above features. The app is currently limited to use on mobile phones, and there are no desktop versions. If you want your Snapchat to work on a larger screen like a Windows computer, you may have to install the app through third-party software.
The third-party software can be described as a virtual emulator that will create an android platform on your Windows device, and then you can install the Snapchat app.
How To Hack, Download And Install Snapchat On Your Windows Phone
Though Snapchat does not offer an app for Windows phones, there is a way you can bypass this through third-party software to download and use the app on your Windows phone.
The third-party software is an Android emulator that will allow you to run Android apps like Snapchat on a Windows mobile phone or computer. The following steps apply;
Step #1: Download the android emulator such as Bluestacks for free on the official website.
Step #2: You may need to download the installer first at the android emulator website, then go to the download folder and run the installer. Keep in mind that some installers may require you to put the admin password and then click “Run.”
This installer will go online and download the Android emulator and then install it for you quickly. While installing this emulator, you will be asked to sync your Google account to download any android app in the future.
Step #3: Once your download of the android emulator is completed, proceed to double-click on the icon to open it. With the emulator opened, you can now proceed to the download and installation of the Snapchat app.
Downloading And Installing Snapchat After Installing The Emulator
Step #1: Open the emulator app and browse the Android play store attached to it. The Google Play store embedded in this app makes it possible to download just any android app to your Windows device.
Step #2: Once you reach the Google Play store, search for Snapchat, then download the app. Go to the “My Apps” page and then search for the downloaded Snapchat before double-clicking on it to install it on your Windows mobile phone. Make sure you follow the installation prompts and accept all permissions to enable you to install the Snapchat app successfully.
Step #3: Return to the emulator app, and confirm that your Snapchat app is available. You may want to double-click on the app to open it. If you already have an account, proceed and log on to it, or click on the “Sign up” to create a user account on Snapchat.
Keep in mind that Snapchat will require that you have a camera for the app to function effectively. Sometimes, you may get a notification that the version of the emulator does not support Snapchat, which means you need to update to the newest one. You can also use another software to hide the emulator app from Snapchat because they frown at the use of such third-party software.
When downloading a Snapchat or the emulator to install Snapchat on Windows mobile device, keep in mind the system requirements. The download and installation of these two apps will require some minimum storage space and speed, and failure of your mobile device to meet up with these means you wouldn’t be able to download and install them. You may also need some system upgrades in some cases, especially when your Windows has become outdated. It would be best if you considered checking the properties of each app before you begin downloading it, then prepare your Windows mobile device and then go ahead with download and installation of the emulator and Snapchat.