How to Get Snapchat on Mac

With over 229 million daily active users, Snapchat is a popular multimedia messaging app. And why not, there are many reasons to love; it’s simple, funny, fast, and effectively shares moments. But all this fun takes place on your iPhone, right? What about Mac? Here is how you can use Snapchat on your Mac.

Imagine checking your friends’ Snapchat stories while you are working without raising your phone. Or chat with them or share a Snap from the comfort of your Mac itself. But how! The application is currently only available for mobile devices. While a Snapchat app for Mac is rumored to be in the making, we have a solution for you right now.

How to Download and Use Snapchat App on Mac in 2020

The process is pretty simple. However, it does involve several steps. Firstly, you will need to download an Android emulator. An emulator is a kind of app that enables you to download and run any Android applications on your macOS.

My preferred choice for an emulator is BlueStacks App Player, a viral and effective platform. However, to download this emulator, you will first need to allow apps from other sources to be installed.

Allow Apps from Unidentified Developer in macOS

By default, your Mac only allows apps from the Mac App Store or identified developers. To download and install an Android emulator, you will have to tweak the settings a bit.

Step #1. Click Apple() Logo and select System Preferences.

Click on Apple Logo and then click on System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Open the Security & Privacy and go to General Tab.

Click on Security & Privacy in Mac System Preferences

Select General in Security and Privacy Preferences on Mac

Note: If the options are unaccessible, click on the Lock icon, from the bottom-left of the page. Enter the password to continue.

Click on Lock in Firewall Tab in Mac System Preferences

Click on Use Password to Unlock Security and Privacy Preferences on Mac

Use Password to Unlock FileVault on Mac

Step #3. Now, see the two radio buttons under ‘Allow apps downloaded from’.

Goto Allow Apps Downloaded from Section in macOS

Step #4. Click on App Store and identified developers option and exit the settings.

Allow Apps to Download from Unidentified Developer in macOS

Now that you have allowed apps from unidentified developers, let’s complete the process and get Snapchat installed on your Mac. As mentioned above, I am going to use BlueStacks for the same.

How to Download Snapchat App on Mac

Step #1. Open Bluestacks.com on your browser and click on the Download BlueStacks.

Download BlueStacks on Mac

Step #2. Once the download is complete, open the file to initiate installation.

Install BlueStacks in macOS

Note: If you face any issue during installation, check out this guide for troubleshooting. Additionally, you will need a Google ID to login and use Bluestacks; if you don’t have one, create one before proceeding.

Step #3. Log in with your Google ID to access Bluestack’s main page.

Step #4. Open the Play Store app.

Open Play Store in BlueStacks on Mac

Step #5. Type Snapchat in the search bar to find the app. And click on Install.

Install Snapchat App on Mac

Once done, the My Apps page of your Bluestacks app will have the Snapchat icon. Click on the app, enter your login details and voilà! You can use Snapchat on Mac, just open Bluestacks → My Apps Page → Snapchat.

Use Snapchat App on Mac

The best part, the app will work exactly like it did on your smartphone. Along with viewing your friend’s snaps, you can also share yours if you have a functional webcam on the device.

What’s more, you can even save the Snaps on Mac by using screenshots or screen recording, just like your mobile device.

It’s That Simple!

See, we told you earlier that downloading and using Snapchat on Mac is pretty simple. As always, you can contact us for any issue or query you might have. Just send us a message in the Comments section below.

Fellow Snapchatters, you may also like to explore other handy tricks:

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Nikhil Makwanahttps://www.igeeksblog.com/
Nikhil runs iGB’s official YouTube channel. He is the official lensman of iGB and GB’s small studio is Nikhil’s playground, where he does all wonders with his remarkable signature. When Nikhil is not in his studio, you may spot him in a gourmet restaurant, chomping his way through some delicious food. He is a great traveler, who can go for long drives in search of good food.

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