Snapchat is used as a fun way to interact with people in your contacts including your family, friends or acquaintances. You can stay connected with all of them just by sending snaps. People usually share such pictures and videos which are not shared on other social media platforms as they disappear after 24 hours. As you all know that Snapchat is already available on Android and iOS. But it is not officially available for Mac yet. Although Snapchat for Mac will soon come true.
As there is no official macOS variant of Snapchat available yet. You can still use Snapchat on Mac through emulators. In this blog, we will inform you on how to use this emulator so as to use Snapchat on Mac. This emulator is one of the most popular Android Emulators.
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Snapchat and macOS Integration:
Snapchat allows you to get personal with your friends as you know that the picture or video will get vanished after the recipient has viewed it. Because of this Snapchat has become a unique and irreplaceable app.
This fleeting nature of its snaps and privacy settings has made this app popular in the younger generation. All the chats and photos that you send cannot be stores by other person without your consent. You will immediately get a notification if other person takes a screenshot.
Why There Isn’t a Snapchat App on Mac?
As mentioned above, there is no official app for Snapchat available for Mac yet. But last year Apple announced in their Keynote presentation that they will be bringing Snapchat to the macOS. As Covid-19 has put everything on stop, it may get delayed. But you can expect this platform integration to happen probably sometime this year.
Snapchat with BlueStacks for Mac:
BlueStacks is a Mac app using which your laptop can turn into an Android device (minimum for one window). So this means that just by following some simple steps, all the apps available on Android also becomes available on your Mac. This means that without much effort you will be able to get Snapchat for Mac.
Downloading BlueStacks for Mac
You need to download BlueStacks app first to use Snapchat for Mac:
- The first thing you do is go the system setting and go to the preferences.
- After that you have to security and privacy and continue the process.
- After that you have to go to the general tab and there you will find an option to allow all the apps from app store and all the other unidentified source.
- What it does is it allows the android based apps to be downloaded in the Mac.
- Then you have to install the app called Andy. You can download Andy by clicking on the link here.
- Then you have to sign in to the emulator through your google account.
- The once you are logged in the emulator then you can just use your snapchat.
- Then all you have to do is go to the play store and download the Snapchat from here.
How to get Snapchat on Mac without Emulator:
So we have provided you with the options of getting Snapchat without Emulator. There aren’t any ways to do it officially yet. And app;e doesnt have any release date for the Snapchat on the Mac.
There is an app IM+ that combines all the app in one and makes you a new interface of the new app. The IM+ app that you can download from here has an option of Snapchat service called Snap Map. With which you can see your friends location. And that is the closest you can get to the snapchat.
Steps to link your Google Account with Snapchat:
You should have a Google account to be able to download apps from Google Play Store as BlueStacks is an Android emulator. Downloading these apps, including Snapchat is totally free, so you don’t need to worry.
You will be get all the instructions for proceeding in the sign-in process after you launch BlueStacks for the first time:
- Click on the icon of Google Play Store.
- You can either create a new account or sign in if you already have one.
After your account is linked to BlueStacks, then you can use your Macbook as a fully functioning Android device. The apps will run faster and in high definition in BlueStacks for Mac as your Macbook is more powerful than an average Android device. Also it is a great choice for gaming and power-intensive apps.
Snapchat is going strong since its release in 2011. It has not lost its popularity even after the decisive move of Instagram stories. New users are joining the platform daily and lost ones are also getting back to it. Many people look for ways to use the app on their PCs or Mac.
As no official app for Mac is available yet therefore, we have told you about different ways on how to use Snapchat for Mac. You can do everything by using Android emulator that you usually do on your mobile device. We will inform you when Apple will launch its official app of Snapchat for Mac. So don’t worry, and use this emulator till then.
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