To use Snapchat on a laptop, you must first have an Android emulator, such as the Bluestacks App Player, installed on the laptop. Bluestacks is free and lets you run applications designed for Android systems on the laptop. If you don't have it, download its setup file, and install it.
Snapchat does not have an official client that is compatible with a computer, but users can run Snapchat on a computer by using a Android app emulator, such as Bluestacks. Snapchat users have the same experience using an Android emulator for messages, but camera support is limited.
It is possible to use Snapchat from a computer; however, you need to install the BlueStacks App Player to do so. The BlueStacks App player is an Android emulator software that allows you to use Android Applications from your computer.
Snapchat is a mobile-based application that is only available on Android and iOS devices. The application is available for free from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
To start using Snapchat, download the messaging app from your Android or iOS device. After downloading, tap the Snapchat icon and select Create a Free Account. Create your account by entering your email address, password and username.
To find people on Snapchat, open the Friends page, select the friend icon in the upper-right corner of the screen, and search for people from your contact list or by their usernames. You can tap the plus icon next to any name to add a person to your list of friends.
Unfortunately, if a user has not added their real name along with their username on SnapChat, there is no way to identify someone's identity based off of their username in the application. If the user has added their real name in the application, it will appear after clicking on the gear symbol next
You can log in to Snapchat online by visiting Snapchat.am and entering your Snapchat user name and password. Logging in to Snapchat online will log you out of the app, as only one medium can be used at a time.
As of 2014, to add people on Snapchat, users need to tap the friend icon that can be found on the upper-right corner of the My Friends page. Once the button is pressed, users can choose to add friends from a list of their current contacts.
Snapchat is an instant messaging application. Messages are in the form of photos or videos, called "snaps," and users can specify how long the recipient can view them before they are automatically deleted, with a range of 1 to 10 seconds.