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How to watch Snapchat stories on your desktop browser

We might know Snapchat as a mobile app, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for expansion.

Snapchat has quietly launched a desktop site update that lets you view snaps outside of the app.

It’s the first time Snapchat has made snaps viewable off-mobile, although there’s still a caveat.

Unfortunately, Snapchat has only made it possible to view a single live story – the Oscars 2016 coverage.

Check it out here

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However, the new ‘live’ tab suggests more live stories will also be making their way to the desktop site.

It’s still not clear whether Snapchat will ever make general snaps available on desktop, but this is certainly progress in the right direction.

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The advantage of having a dedicated desktop version of a live story is that it’s easy to share the link.

That could be a serious boon for Snapchat’s desktop traffic, and a way to capitalise on people searching for live event coverage on their computers.

Snapchat hasn’t made any official comment on the curiously quiet feature launch, so we’ll have to assume this is just a trial for now.

Do you think Snapchat should publish more live stories on its desktop site? Let us know in the comments.

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