Snapchat removes the best way that Windows Phone users can demand the app

Snapchat removes link used by Windows Phone users to demand the app

Snapchat removes link used by Windows Phone users to demand the app


Snapchat, for those unaware, is a messaging app where the photos, videos and accompanying messages all self-destruct ten seconds after they are opened by the recipient. Currently available for iOS and Android, Windows Phone users have long requested a version of the app for their platform. On Snapchat's support page there used to be a way for Windows Phone users to get their voices heard.

The Snapchat support site at one time, had an option entitled 'Support My Incompatible Device.' Windows Phone users could use that link to slam their shoe on a virtual table and demand a Windows Phone version of the app. But now, that option has disappeared from Snapchat.

Windows Phone users have been relying on third party Snapchat clients like 6Snap. Some see the glass half filled and believe that by removing the 'Support My Incompatible Device' link, Snapchat is hinting that a Windows Phone version of the app is coming soon. That might be wishful thinking.

Windows Phone users need Snapchat more than Snapchat needs Windows Phone users right now. Even without support from Windows Phone, the messaging app had a valuation of as much as $19 billion during the negotiations leading up to its latest financing round. The company is looking to raise $500 million.

source: Reddt via WindowsCentral

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16 Comments

1. Rydsmith unregistered

I'm sure all 10 WP users will be saddened.

10. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

There's such a thing called Karma, keep it up snap chat. Over the last couple years over 60 million plus WP has been sold. Google is now the old Microsoft, seems Snapchat is playing the same dirty game.

2. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Even after 3yrs after launch of Windows phone 8 there has been no substantial improvement in the apps availability. Most of the popular apps are not feature rich like their android and ios counterparts.

4. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

when you say that bring up the names of the app, cause all it do is make you look like a troll that be on every website saying the same thing. Anyone with windows will tell you apps have been improving, open up the app store

6. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Whatsapp, strava, Instagram, bbm, Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, uber, mx player, airbnb, airdroid, soundhound, SwiftKey etc etc

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

So facebook is not feature rich? tell me the most important thing you do, the most important thing, that requires you to use it everytime you open facebook that is not prevalent in wp? Gmail- blame google as well my gmail works fine, even the desktop works fine. YouTube? You mean that POS of an app that cant even play background? TubeCast craps on it...imo that is. Seriously MetroTube, myTube TubeCast have all done better job than google at this. MXPlayer - dont use it, its on my phone but i havent had a file that my videos aren't already in that my phone could play. Soundhound - dont use it, but all the features listed on playstore is there on wpstore. airdroid - I suppose...i could see the use in it, never had any situation come up where i would use it. Swiftkey - built in does the same, do like the writing style sync, but not something that i go, oh darn swiftkey, my phone is over. Really what your doing is just naming apps without providing anything that you use absolutely have to use that the other lacks. And while i know the apps are different and some things are missing, it has never been a zomg exerpience. Especially when side by side my z3 and 930. Different strokes for different folks.

15. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Chill buddy.. These are the apps I use on my phone that's my I mentioned them

9. Perfect91

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

yeah and like wait for ages for an app that's fully featured and available directly on android. why?

3. cbatista750

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

I have snapchat and i think its pretty lame so windows users arent really missing out

5. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 431; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Hey, don't be sad. Maybe the app for Windows is coming so they decide to remove it.

7. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

maybe they're finally ready to release that "public api" they promised

8. Perfect91

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

lol I've had snapchat since ages, before it was even popular .. and windows phone still does not have it .. someday they'll get a downgraded or older version like it always happens ..

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

6snap did just fine, blame snapchats crap security for why they took 3rd parties out of the equation.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Reading your comment always make me laugh! I typing this on my new Asus X200CA. Runs like a snail without tune up. Now everything is rosy on it. Asus Smart Gesture work exactly like Apple Magic Pad. I don't know who copy who but I think its great they both work the same way.

14. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Snap chat logic: Say no one uses windows phone, but make all the 3rs party apps go away, as well as getting rid of a forum flooded with windows phone requests. If this isn't just "we don't want to make the app, no way no how" I don't know what is.

17. amy2321

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Probably correct. But that's a bit nice of way to say it. The reality is: The main hype behind the app, the founder, or whatever. The main person or people is very very uninterested with associating with WP. It's not cool enough. It's certainly not a bad idea to add support--I mean, I can use UBER on my WP. But believe it or not, without any real reasonable justification or authority, someone at the top can make a very entitled decision like that. Mention 'windows phone' to a snapchat user--they are laughing at you within moments of pulling out their iPhone. (and now supposedly, android) Snapchat isn't for functionality -- It's for pedophiles, voyeurs on every level from clad to snuff. Sorry if that kills the vibe, it's completely 100% honest. Evaluations that high (Billions) come from managers who are on AFF and craigslist, looking to vicariously validate their worth through instant gratification (sex). Don't forget to screenshot the 15 year old you picked up on Hollywood & Sunset BLVD. What, you thought snapchat was for friends and fun? #realitycheck

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