When Snapchat introduced its Snapchat+ subscription service late last month, it said the $3.99 per month would give users access to “a collection of exclusive, experimental and pre-release features,” and the first big one dropped Monday.
Calling and messaging via Snapchat on the web is rolling out Monday to Snapchat+ subscribers via Google Chrome in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S., with France, Germany, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to be onboarded next, followed by the rest of the world.
Snapchat+ subscribers in the markets where the new feature is available can go to web.snapchat.com, login with their Snapchat username and password and resume their conversations right where they left off on mobile, with access to messaging features including chat reactions, chat reply and in-chat presence, and lenses to be added soon for video calls.
The ability to send Snaps via the web will be rolled out soon, as well.
Snap said Snapchat for the web will debut with a privacy screen that hides the Snapchat window when users click away for another task, adding that it saw the extension of its features to computers as a way to make it easier for its community to stay connected throughout the day.