Among the twenty or so social media apps, Snapchat is quite unique for its disappearing posts and awesome content creation tools. Additionally, you cannot take screenshots on Snapchat without notifying the sender, which adds an extra layer of security. However, unlike Facebook and Twitter, Snapchat cannot be used on the desktop, and that’s a big deal for its ardent fans. That being said, running Snapchat on PC can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. So, in this article, we take a look at all the different methods to install Snapchat on PC. We have talked about Android emulators and other possible ways to use Snapchat on PC. So, without further ado, let’s go through the article and find out in detail the installation steps.
Install and use Snapchat on your computer in 2021
Previously, there was a surefire way to run Snapchat on PC using the BlueStacks emulator. However, Snapchat recently updated its app to block emulators and now BlueStacks cannot run the app. Of course, you can install the app successfully, but you won’t be able to log in because the app crashes afterwards. There is another emulator called Andy Android which sort of bypasses detection by Snapchat, but this emulator has major issues . Numerous reports suggest that the Andy Android emulator is dropping a bitcoin miner on your system which is running in the background and consuming GPU resources. So frankly I wouldn’t really recommend this emulator. However, if you have an urgent need to use Snapchat on your PC, you can try it out, but again, be careful.
- Open this link and click on the button ” To download “.
- After that, install the emulator on your computer. Next, open the play store and sign in to your Google account.
- Now download Snapchat like any other app in the play store. After installation, log in to your Snapchat account and you can skip the login screen.
- Now you can use Snapchat on your PC, but there are some limitations. You cannot use the camera functionality and sometimes the application crashes .
Other Ways to Use Snapchat on PC
If you don’t want to use Andy emulator, you can try other Android emulators on your PC. We’ve curated a list of Android emulators that are safe to use, so browse through it and try LD Player, Nox, MEMU, etc. on your computer. The installation process is similar to the above method. Other than that, if you want a foolproof method to run Snapchat on PC, you will have to install Chrome OS on PC that supports Android apps. However, keep in mind that you will have to switch to Chrome OS completely from within Windows, which is quite a task. But on the other hand, you get all the features like DM, Stories, Camera and more without any performance issues.
Enjoy Snapchat on PC with some restrictions
So these are the few ways you can install Snapchat on PC. We’ve included a working method, but keep in mind that there is one major issue with it, and if you don’t have the expertise to handle such an app, you better not install it. Having said that, you can try other Android emulators that I mentioned above. Anyway, it all comes from us. If you have any issues, comment below and let us know. We will definitely try to help you.