Take a screenshot on Snapchat discreetly without being seen

snapchat screenshot without being seen
snapchat screenshot without being seen

Dernière mise à jour: 30 mai 2024

Snapchat has been designed to automatically delete images and messages sent in a two-way chat once both users open them and exit the chat

Those are the rules of Snapchat. But what if you want to keep photos as souvenirs? Of course you can take a screenshot with your mobile, but the other person will know.  Snapchat Notifies users when a screenshot is taken. They will receive a notification: »You took a screenshot ! ".

Then how to take a screenshot without your recipient knowing?

Here I will share with you a tip for take a screenshot on Snapchat without notification. This method works equally well on iPhone only on a smartphone Android.

2 methods that worked before

There were a few workarounds that allowed for catches Snapchat without the other person knowing you had done it.

More Snapchat has become more secure and has closed many of these vulnerabilities.

Here are the methods that worked before, but don't work now.

  • Activate airplane mode : this should work because it cuts all internet connections, but as you need to load Snapchat Before you activate airplane mode, the app's servers know about it and the other person will receive a notification.
  • Clear your cache : After disconnecting from the Internet, you could take a screenshot and then clear the cache so that when the app reconnects, there would be no trace of your activities. Now the screenshot notification is sent immediately, no matter what.

These methods *might* still work on older versions of Snapchat, but this largely depends on whether you and the recipient have an identical app version.

How to capture Snapchat without being seen ?

So, is it really possible tocapture without being seen or known? Good news, there is always a way to make a stealth capture.

Note that Snapchat can update vulnerabilities at any time, so what works now may not work even in a month.

Use another smartphone

One of the easiest methods, but far from effective, is to use another smartphone to take a photo or video of the Snapchat. This literally means holding a camera up to your smartphone interface and recording whatever is on the screen.

Except that the main fault here is that the image quality is terrible. But if you just want a record of what you received, this is an effective method.

Use a third-party screen recorder on iPhone or Androd

No, the built-in screen recorder of a iPhone or a mobile Android will not work: this will always inform users of Snapchat that you have saved content.

Search the iOS App Store or Google Play for “ screen recorders » and you will see many choices.

As there are many screen recording apps in the market, Snapchat cannot protect against all of them.

Users ofAndroid are more likely to find a method that works. While iOS users are limited to the Apple App Store, users ofAndroid have a wider selection in other stores.

Use Google Assistant on devices Android

All devices Android don't have Google Assistant, but if yours does, it can help you record Snaps without being seen.

Google Assistant is a virtual assistant powered by artificial intelligence that you can tell it to do something.

Launch Snapchat and open Google Assistant by holding the home button or saying "OK, Google." He will then ask you how he can help you. You can simply ask it to “Take a screenshot”. Alternatively, you can enter it from the menu.

These will take a photo of everything on your screen, including the Snap you want to keep.

However, you cannot automatically save it to your photo gallery. Instead, you can share with another app (e.g. Gmail ou WhatsApp) or add it to Google Photos.


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Ahmed is a computer systems administration engineer, author, and trainer. He has a deep passion for IT security and new technologies. Through his tutorials, he has helped a large number of people effectively master today's IT tools.