San Francisco: Snapchat, which avoided the Windows platform without any official app or support, has finally arrived on the Microsoft Store as a Progressive Web App.
According to Windows Central, Snapchat’s Progressive Web App (PWA) will run on Windows 10 and 11 PCs via Microsoft Edge.
A Progressive Web Application (PWA) is a type of web app that can serve as both a web page and a mobile app on any device.
The app is based on the web version of Snapchat, which was released just a few months ago, and is reportedly powered by Microsoft’s Chromium-based Microsoft Edge.
The app has a small 1.4MB install size, and ensures that Snapchat is always up to date and has the same features as the web version.
As the app works through Microsoft Edge, Windows will still treat it like a native app, including an app icon in the Start menu, notification support, and more, the report said.
Users can download Snapchat PWA for free from Microsoft Store.
In October, the social media platform introduced a number of new features including “custom story expiry”, which allows premium subscribers to control when their stories expire.
Also, with the new feature, Snapchat+ (Snapchat Plus) users can set Snaps on their story to expire within an hour or a week.
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According to Windows Central, Snapchat’s Progressive Web App (PWA) will run through Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 and 11 PCs.