This guide will help you download Snapchat for PC. You can achieve this using either of two methods, both of which are listed here. Simply follow the instructions and get started below.
Since its release way back in 2011, Snapchat has become the go-to messaging app for millions of users around the world. People who valued privacy enjoyed its feature that automatically deleted images and messages after a short period of time.
Likewise, the world couldn’t get enough of “Stories” and Snapchat filters — so much so that Facebook and Instagram made their own. However, there is still no official PC version. Luckily for you, we’ve got two easy ways to download Snapchat for Windows 10.
System Requirements to Install Snapchat for PC
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7
Processor: Intel or AMD Processor
To have Snapchat running smoothly on BlueStacks, ensure that the processor has a single thread PassMark score of at least 1,001. Find your processor here.
HDD: 4GB free disk space
User Account: Administrator
Graphics Drivers: Supports Open GL2.0
You can learn more about Open GL2.0 and if it works with your graphics driver here.
Graphics Controller: Discrete or Onboard Intel/NVIDIA/ATI Controller
Screen Resolution: 1024×768
How to Download Snapchat for Windows – Step by Step
Method 1: Using BlueStacks Android Emulator
Step 1: Download Internet Download Manager (IDM) for free here.
IDM is a program that speeds up your download speed, which helps a lot since BlueStacks is 410MB in size. It has a free 30-day trial but you can also buy at least a one-year license here.
Step 2: Download BlueStacks 4 here.
Step 3: Run the installer file to begin the installation.
If it doesn’t work, you may have to right-click the file and select ‘Run as administrator’.
Step 4: Finish the setup process and link your Google Account.
If you have multiple Google Accounts, use the same one you have on your smartphone. Let BlueStacks sync your Google Account with the emulator.
Step 5: Go to the Play Store using BlueStacks and download the Snapchat app.
Step 6: Click the Snapchat icon on the ‘My Apps’ section of the BlueStacks home screen.
You can now use Snapchat on computer. Log in using your account or create a new one. Note that you need an internal webcam if you want to take and send pictures. If your PC or laptop doesn’t have a camera or you want better image quality, you can use an external webcam as well.
If you just want to view Stories or look at your friends’ posts, you don’t need a camera. Just keep clicking the Cancel button whenever a notification tells you to connect a camera.
Method 2: Using KOPLAYER Android Emulator
Step 1: Download Internet Download Manager here to speed up your download speed.
Step 2: Download the 600MB KOPLAYER installer here.
Step 3: Open the installer file and accept the End User License Agreement to continue.
Step 4: Select or create a new folder to serve as the location of the KOPLAYER Emulator.
Step 5: Wait for the installation to complete and then check ‘Run KOPLAYER’ before clicking Finish.
Step 6: Wait for the page to load on KOPLAYER and follow the Beginner’s Guide.
Step 7: Once complete, log in to your Google Account.
Step 8: Go the Google Play Store to search and download Snapchat.
You can now open Snapchat from your desktop/laptop.
Best 3 Alternatives to Snapchat for Laptop/Computer
Instagram was previously focused on posting and sharing images alone. But since the rise of Snapchat, this app has also developed photo-editing features, filters, and Stories.
Facebook owns Instagram, and you can use it to browse Stories from the latter. It also has their own messaging app, Messenger, and their own Filters as well. Plus, you can have secret conversations with someone on Facebook.
This is one of the world’s most popular messaging apps that you can download using your emulator. This allows you to save on SMS fees while also enjoying group chats with a capacity of 256 people.
And that’s it! Even if Snapchat doesn’t have an official PC version, you can still log in to your account and use the app like normal with the help of BlueStacks or KOPLAYER. Just don’t forget about the minimum system requirements and to connect your camera if you intend to take photos.