Snapchat is finally headed to Windows smartphones... maybe

Snapchat is finally headed to Windows smartphones... maybe
The official Snapchat app that was announced for Windows Phone back in 2015 might be finally coming our way. It's been a bumpy ride, with the company pushing hard for the removal of a couple of third-party clients for the service from the Windows Store, and with Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel expressing some lass-than-subtle disdain toward the OS. All's well that ends well however, right?

The new information has surfaced via the official Spanish Lumia Support account on Twitter. In a response to a user asking why he cannot install Snapchat on his Windows smartphone, Lumia Support wrote:

“It will be coming soon to your Windows Phone! We are already working with our friends at Snapchat to launch it as soon as possible!”

We should keep in mind that this confirmation comes from a Twitter support account, and not the official Microsoft Blog, where there are no mentions of anything like this whatsoever. Until we hear from Microsoft or Snapchat, we'd advise you to take this new information with a grain of salt.



source: Twitter via Neowin

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12 Comments

1. Charlie2k

Posts: 131; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

Why not just use Specter? Better Snapchat-client than the original one.

3. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Because people like to have official options. I tried 6tag when Instagram was acting weird for the recent update. I commend 6tag, but I prefer Instagram itself, even though it is slower.

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

use Specter? better than snapchat? this a joke?

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

So finally end of the app-gap!! Are you listening guyz!!

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol. I'll believe it when I see it :D. It won't end the app gap, but it'll certainly put a dent in it. Then again, this could be some none important asswipe trying to make a fool out of us for getting our hopes up. Honestly that seems more than likely as SnapChat's big shot would rather shoot himself in the crotch than aid Windows.

11. Unordinary unregistered

From 1 app? Lmfao I have the HTC One m8 and it is f**king terrible, app wise. Not to mention it's terrible app store. Google Play and The App Store blow away MS in this aspect.

8. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Yes! Other thn snapchat all major apps are there!!! W10 rocks

9. ZeroCide

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

The App Gap is slowly ending UWP is the was for developers to develop for all the OS's at once.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Slowly but surely, the "app gap" is fading from WM10. There's still a ways to go, but slow and steady wins the race.

12. ahmadkun

Posts: 586; Member since: May 02, 2016

Snapchat is pretty garbage on android, the ceo is pretty much a self admitted apple fanboy douche who refuses to publish a proper app for window users, and chose to cripple the android version as much as possible.

13. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What do you expect? If you hated your ex-wife, why in God's name would you give her anything willing? It's not like he would make more money on Android and WM anyway. I was actually pretty shocked he even considered Android back in 2012 tbh :D.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Depends on apps, devs on the windows platform earn 3 times as much in a survey of some 1k devs over android, and more than ios as well. And in another report a game dev has 1/3rd of their revenue from wp and the rest of course ios/android.

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