Snapchat is already available on iOS and Android, here's how to get Snapchat on Mac.
Sending Snaps to your contacts can be fun way to quickly interact with friends and family. It is often used to share useless pictures and videos of which you wouldn't share on other social media platforms. The app has over 100 million daily users and is used by a lot of celebrities to share their eventful lives. Here's how to get it on Mac.
If you're looking to get it working on a Windows machine, check our guide on our sister site PC Advisor.
How to use Snapchat on Mac: How to install Bluestacks on Mac
To get Snapchat working on a Mac, you're going to need to download an Android emulator - yes we know, the dark side of the force.
Bluestacks essentially re-creates an Android device on both Mac and Windows, which then enables you to download any Android app and use it on a computer - a nifty feature to have if you want to use it on a bigger screen.
To get the application, download the installer from Bluestacks' website, then follow the on-screen prompts to install the program. The application is free to download and use.
Once installed, open the program and start setting up your Android device.
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How to use Snapchat on Mac: How to use Bluestacks on Mac
In order to use Bluestacks you'll need to setup an Android device on your Mac. This is all done through the program and will require you to sign into a Google account. If you don't have a Google account you'll need to create one. Read next: Clips vs Snapchat
Once you've signed into your Google account, you have to link it to the Bluestacks application and account. Read next: Best free iPhone apps.
Once setup, click the Search icon and look for Snapchat on the Play Store (the equivalent of the App store). Once downloaded, open Snapchat and sign into your account, as you would on an iOS device. If you don't have a Snapchat account, you can always set on up directly from the Bluestacks emulator.
After Snapchat has been setup you'll be able to use it to view your friend's snaps. You can also send snaps if you have a webcam on your Mac or MacBook. If you don't happen to have a functional webcam, you'll receive multiple pop-ups informing you to connect a camera. To get rid of the warnings repeatedly click the Cancel button and the warning will disappear.
Have fun snapping away Macworld reader!