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After staying away for years, Snapchat finally makes debut on Microsoft store

Published on Nov 28, 2022 04:15 PM IST

The Snapchat app is built on the recently launched web version of Snapchat. It runs on Microsoft’s Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. It is just has 1.4MB size and carries the same features as the web version.

The logo for Snap Inc.(AP)
By | Written by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Snapchat, the instant messaging and picture sharing app, has since long stayed away from Windows based systems. However, things seem to be changing now. According to a report from Windows Central the social media platform has made its debut on the Microsoft Store as a Progressive Web App.

How will the Snapchat app run?

The app is built on the recently launched web version of Snapchat. It runs on Microsoft’s Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. It has a size of 1.4MB and carries the same features as the web version.

As it runs through Windows official web browser- Microsoft Edge, it will have an app icon in the Start Menu and notification support similar to native apps.

If you want to use Snapchat messages or stories from your Windows laptop, the Snapchat PWA can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. The tiny app is currently available for free to download.

Snapchat app on Microsoft store. (Microsoft store)

In other news, Snapchat has partnered with Amazon to give its users an augmented reality try-on experience. The online retailer will now support Snap users to virtually try on eyewear styles from a range of well-known brands.

The partnership comes after Snapchat’s investments in augmented reality shopping, where the social media platform shoved out a variety of changes to attract brands and merchants. This includes the capability to change product details and prices in real-time, connect superior analytics, and easily generate AR shopping lenses.

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