Snapchat is best used on the go. We get that. But sometimes you’re on your computer and your phone is on the other side of the room and it’s just too far to go. (Or whatever reason you have for not having your phone. No judgement.) If you want to Snapchat from your computer, you’re going to have to get a bit sneaky.

Using smart phone in cafe

First, download something called BlueStacks. Basically, this program allows you to set up a “virtual Android” on your computer and use it for all of your fave mobile apps. After download, the wizard should take care of all of your installation needs. Once it’s installed, all you have to do is search for “Snapchat” or whatever other mobile app you want on your computer. Download that and open it, and then soon your computer screen will look just like your phone’s. Check out the video on the hack below.

You can now do anything on your computer that you did on your phone, including Snapchat. Take and send pictures, edit them, use filters, respond to friends’ stories, browse Snapchat Discover and way more.

You’re welcome. Now send us your snaps!

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