Most of us are connected to each other and thanks to instant messaging apps for this. However, every other day, we can now hear of new instant messaging apps being launched and those apps are nothing but linear clones of each other, copying and moving forward in the same culture. However, there are some instant messaging apps too that are too intuitive with the same basic objective of instant messaging. One such app is SnapChat, which is an instant messaging application with a very unique working process of socializing. It is in no way similar to that of WhatsApp, Viber, Kik Messenger, Hike or any other such IM apps.
What’s New in SnapChat?
The main features that would be expected from an IM app would be text messaging, voice messaging, video conferencing or even sharing of files. What else unique can be added in such an app. However, this is not the case with SnapChat. SnapChat simply offers to send text, images and Smilies to a friend in the community. However, the messages are never saved onto the servers and neither to the app. It is quite an interesting feature which gained popularity.
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In SnapChat, users can view their sent and received messages for a specific time as fixed by the sender, no more panicking about leaving your phone at charging and somebody reading your messages. This is made possible by allowing the sender to fix a time for the message to be seen by receiver. This works seamlessly and without a risk of your messages being intercepted as it will be deleted from the servers automatically.
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To use it, all you need to do is simply set a timer and send message. You can add an image with a caption or a smiley and much more. Once the timer is elapsed messages will automatically be deleted forever.
How to Use SnapChat on PC?
SnapChat is a mobile platform app that is available for Android. There is not an official version of SnapChat available for Windows based PC or any other OS. Still it can be enjoyed on PC.
This can be done using an emulator application. Emulators are specific applications that allow installation packages made for different operating system.
Here we will be using an Android Emulator to run SnapChat on PC as it is an Android App. We will be using Bluestacks as is most secure way of running SnapChat on PC. For installing SnapChat on PC, there are certain steps that need to be followed:
- Get BlueStacks first and install it on your System.
- Open Bluestacks and search for ‘Snapchat’ in the 1Mobile market or play store available in the Bluestacks itself.
- Once found, hit the install button next to it and download SnapChat and install it on your PC.
- After installation is successful open the app from the app list of the Bluestacks and enjoy chatting with your friends.
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Be sure to have a working internet connection on your PC, as SnapChat will firstly be downloaded on your computer then will be installed. However, in case you have a backup apk file of SnapChat you can install SnapChat using the apk file. For this, just open the apk file using Bluestacks and it will automatically be installed on your computer. Also, Bluestacks used here is a freeware and also available for Mac, thus if you are a Mac user, you can use the same steps for getting SnapChat on PC.