After only existing on mobile phones, Snapchat
is coming to a laptop.
“We’re thrilled to announce that the Snap team is working with us
to bring an amazing Snapchat experience to the larger screen on
Pixelbook,” Google hardware exec Matt Vokoun said during a press
conference in San Fransisco on Wednesday.
While other social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
have long offered desktop versions of their platforms, Snapchat
has only existed on the iPhone and Android phones to date.
It’s unclear how the app, which opens to the phone’s rear camera
by default, will function on the larger Pixelbook, which
costs $999 and goes on sale October 31. The Pixelbook has
a front facing camera that would allow for selfies to be sent via
Snapchat, but the laptop lacks a rear camera.
Two obvious use cases would be allowing Snapchat users to message
each other on the Pixelbook’s physical keyboard and access their
saved photos and videos through the app’s Memories feature.
When asked for comment, a Snap spokesperson said the
company was excited about the partnership and would have
more to share closer to the device’s launch date.
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