Do you like playing games on your smartphone? If yes, then here’s a whole new world of games unveiling in front of you on Snapchat’s gaming platform. Yes, you read that right!
Intrigued by the idea of what’s waiting for you in Snap Games and wish to know how to play games on Snapchat? Then, here’s a guide to everything that you need to know about Snap Games.
With a sassy pitch, “new way to hang out with your friends on Snapchat,” Snapchat is making its entry in the arena of mobile gaming after several months of speculation.
Snap confirmed all the speculations by revealing its plan for going live with Snap Games at the Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles.
What are Snap Games?
Snap Games is the name of the all-new gaming platform of Snapchat. The chat feature of Snapchat has received some cosmetic changes to include the game’s icon now. The “rocket” button at the bottom of the screen in the Chat window represents Snap Games.
Upon hitting the game’s icon, it launches a new game that can be played with your friends in real-time. The games are coded in HTML5.
The games have already been rolled out but not to all worldwide users at the moment. This is because Snap is rolling them out to the users steadily to prevent server crash downs. Several users have received messages from Team Snapchat if Snap Games has been rolled out to them.
It is to be noted here that certain devices may not support Snap Games. If such a scenario arises, then you can try using Snapchat on a different device or you can also launch a different game on the same device and see if that is working.
Which Games are Available on Snapchat?
|Name of the game||What’s the game about||Developed by|
|Bitmoji Party||Similar to Mario Party, it consists of five minigames.||Prettygreat|
|Alphabear Hustle||Word game||SpryFox|
|CATS Drift Racing||Multiplayer racing game||ZeptoLab|
|Snake Squad||Reconceptualization of the classic game – Snake||Game Closure|
|Tiny Royale||Type of Battle Royale game||Zynga|
|Zombie Rescue Squad||Zombie apocalypse game||PikPok|
How to Play Games on Snapchat?
So, as you already know that games can be accessed from the Chat window, therefore you can launch a game in the following way:
Launching Snap Games
- As you swipe right to the Friends screen, you can either tap on a single Chat or Group Chat.
- Here you will be able to see the “rocket” button which you can hit to open the “Game Drawer.” The “Game Drawer” hosts all the games.
- Finally, you can select a game of your choice and tap it to launch the game.
- You can assign a display name for yourself before you start playing a game.
Invite Friends to Play a Game
As soon as you launch a game, everyone in the Chat will receive a notification to join the game with you. Additionally, they will receive a message too about the game that you started playing.
All they need to do is tap the game icon to start playing the game with you. Thus in this way you can play a game on Snapchat with your friends.
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Exit a Game
If you wish to quit playing a game, tap on the cross icon at the bottom of the screen. You will further receive a prompt confirming whether you really wish to leave the game; so, you can tap on “Leave” to completely exit from the game.
How to Gain Rewards From Videos
If you are in dire need of points, then you can watch videos to earn rewards like coins or items. These in-game rewards can only be collected by watching a video ad entirely.
Control Game Activity Notifications
If you wish to turn off game activity notifications from your friends or groups, then you can use the below steps:
- Go to the Chat screen.
- Tap on friend or Group Bitmoji icon to open that particular profile.
- Tap on the three-dotted icon located at the top.
- Tap the game notifications setting and make the needed changes.
What could be more interesting than playing games on Snapchat? Snapchat was already preferred by people for its chat service, fantastically funny filters, stickers, and the Bitmojis.
The “My Story” feature was first introduced by Snapchat but soon became more popular on other platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
It is therefore, being presumed that Snapchat is introducing gaming to increase its popularity and user base as it is still not outperforming other social media platforms despite featuring interesting functions. With the arrival of games, Snapchat will assuredly attract more users.
Thus, keep your gaming spirit high as you now know how to play Snapchat games with your friends.