Confirmed: Snapchat Is On its Way to Windows Phone
The official Snapchat Twitter support has confirmed that the developers of the extremely popular messaging service are planning to release an app for Windows Phone users, but without mentioning a reasonable time-frame.
Snapchat is one of the most popular instant messengers for mobile devices with hundreds of millions of users worldwide, but unfortunately Windows Phone users can’t take advantage of its services. The reason behind this is simply the fact that Snapchat developers don’t consider Windows Phone platform worth their time.
You won’t even find third-party Snapchat clients available in Windows Phone Store. Well there were quite a few available in there for some time, but the creators of the original app are actively involved in eliminating each and every one of them from the store.
Just recently, they forced Microsoft to remove 6snap — one of the most popular Snapchat third-party apps. 6snap developer Rudy Huyn, a well-known Windows Phone developer, even asked Snapchat to review his client to give it a green signal, but the company would not show any soft spot for any of them. So it appears to be very unlikely for them to bring their own instant messenger to Windows Phone platform.
However, Snapchat’s stance towards the tiled operating system seems to have changed, as it just announced that a Windows Phone app is in the pipeline.
@raphaeu There are plans to make it available in the future, we'll give deets when that's close. Hope this helps! 🙂
— Snapchat Support (@snapchatsupport) May 16, 2015
Snapchat fans on Windows Phone will surely be pleased to know that there’s still hope for the app to come on their platform, but don’t get your hopes too high as the company has not shared a word about when it should be expected. So we’re still in the dark about the ephemeral messaging service’s arrival on Windows Phone.
Still the good news is that Snapchat has, for the first time, confirmed that it has plans to bring its app on the Microsoft’s mobile OS. Hopefully, they will make the app available for Windows Phone sooner rather than later. Stay tuned for any development on the story.
Gohar is the lead editor at TechFrag. He has a wide range of interests when it comes to tech but he's currently spending a big chunk of his time writing about privacy, cyber security, and anything policy related.