Snapchat has become a popular way of communication and sharing our lifestyle with family and friends. Snapchat gives different ways to share lifestyles in those the most popular is snap. But do you know the problem behind screenshotting snaps on Snapchat?
As per the reports of Statista, there are more than 360 million daily active users on Snapchat. This means that 360 million people share and receive snaps from each other daily. But what if these users do not know how to take screenshots on Snapchat secretly?
It is necessary to know the process of screenshotting on Snapchat secretly because Snapchat sends the user notification if you take a screenshot on Snapchat. So, in this article, I have shared different ways to take a screenshot on Snapchat without informing the sender.
With this, I have also cleared the different ways that do not work for screenshotting on Snapchat secretly and cleared your common question regarding this process.
So, let’s get started.
Why Is It Difficult To Take Screenshots On Snapchat?
There is basically no difficulty to take screenshots of snaps or chatting on Snapchat. If you know the way to screenshot your phone’s screen then it is the same process for Snapchat also.
But the only drawback is the sender of the chat will be informed with the screenshot you have taken.
If the sender is someone whom you know or your close friend then you should have no problem with the screenshot of the chat.
If the sender is someone else and still you want to take a screenshot then you must know the process of secretly taking screenshots on Snapchat which you will be knowing as you read below.
5 Ways On How To Take Screenshots On Snapchat Without Notifying Anyone
There are many ways to do this process but all of them do not work perfectly so, below I have stated the 5 ways that work perfectly. So, make sure to go test all the ways and choose one according to your need that works the best for you:-
1. Using Another Phone
If you have your family, friends, or any other person’s mobile with you then you can use the person’s mobile to click an image of the snap or chat on your phone. But the drawback is you may get a low resolution or a blurred image.
But if you still prefer to use this way then try to use a tripod or support while taking the photo. This is because no matter how stiffly you take a photo with your bare hands but there is always a shake so to avoid this shake or blurry image I recommend you to use a tripod.
After you click the image make sure to crop it properly in order to hide that the photo was taken by an external device.
2. Using A Desktop
For this, first of all, switch your Mac On and connect your iPhone > Go to the Spotlight Search and find the “QuickTime Player” and tap on it. Then click on the “File” option at the top and click on the “New Movie Recording” option.
Click on the drop-down button next to the recording icon and select your iPhone as the Camera input and also as Microphone input if you want to also record the sound.
Now, begin the screen recording of your iPhone in the Mac, if you instead want to just take a screenshot then press “Command+Shift+4 on the keyboard of your Mac > Press the “Space” bar and screenshot the Quicktime window.
3. Usage Of Third-Party Apps
There are different third-party apps available for screenshotting on Snapchat without letting the person know. But these apps are not openly available on PlayStore or AppStore as Snapchat does not allow this.
But still, you can find different apps for screenshots on Snapchat secretly on different websites that act as an App Store for both Android and iOS like apkpure, happy mod, apkfab, etc…
To get the best app, you have to search the screenshot term on search engines and find the app and install it. There are some apps that work such as Snitchchat, Snap Box, SnapCrack, and many more.
4. Screen Mirroring Or Sharing
This is the most practical and effective way to take screenshots on Snapchat secretly. Screen Mirroring means projecting a screen of a smartphone, tablet, or desktop on another device by the means of built-in functions on both devices.
For this, you have to take a mobile phone where Snapchat is installed and go to its “Control Center” and enable screen mirroring. Do the same on your external device like a computer. After you permit all the permissions your mobile phone will be displayed on the computer.
Now you have to take a screenshot on your computer by using a tool or a built-in app. This method worked sometimes perfectly without sending the user any notification but sometimes it does send. So, first, try this method with your family or friends.
5. Asking The Sender
As shared before, Snapchat is a widely used communication app with different built-in features. Sending and receiving snaps and expanding streaks in Snapchat is the main way to use this app.
So the process of sending and receiving snaps is usually done with family and friends. So, you should find no problem asking the sender who is someone you know clearly to send the snap you liked.
This process is safe as there is no risk of the sender getting a notification of the screenshot you had taken on the snap. If the sender does not know where the snaps are saved (if saved) then do guide the person regarding it.
What Are The Ways That Do Not Work To Secretly Take Screenshots On Snapchat?
To give you the best ways to secretly screenshot on Snapchat we tried out many ways and filtered them as working and non-working. It is even necessary for you to know the ways that do not work to take a screenshot on Snapchat secretly.
As you may do a mistake by unknowingly trying these ways. The first way is Recording Your Screen on mobile. Many of you may think to record your screen using the built-in feature of the mobile.
But be careful, because it does send the user notification regarding this. The second way that doesn’t work is the usage of Airplane Mode and Clearing Cache. After receiving a snap you might switch on your phone’s Airplane mode thinking that all the networks are stopped.
And after you take a screenshot on Snapchat you might clear the app’s cache and turn off the Airplane mode. But this way does not work because Snapchat accesses your phone even if it is not in range.
With all these ways, even Force Stopping your Snapchat and taking a screenshot does not work and sends the user a notification.
Why Does Snapchat Not Allow Its Users To Secretly Take Screenshots?
In 2011, Snapchat invented a built-in feature to make its users notified if someone had taken a screenshot of the sent snap or message by dropping a default notification to the sender with no options of deleting it.
The only reason that Snapchat does not allow its users to secretly take a screenshot without notifying the user is privacy. Snapchat focuses more on privacy and wants to keep the user notified of everything relating to the sent information.
If deeply focusing on this matter, this is a very good and cool feature of Snapchat. Because sometimes you might send confidential information which you want that the user should not save it.
And the user having the fear of the screenshot notification results in not taking the screenshot and saving it on the phone.
Is It Legal To Take Screenshots On Snapchat Without Notifying The Sender?
No still now, it is not found Snapchat taking serious actions against those who secretly take screenshots on Snapchat. Because if any sender sends any information to a user the sender is always known that the receiver will see it.
Then the sender must have no problem if he saves it by taking a screenshot on the phone. However, it is still the right of the person whether with the actions of the receiver with the information sent.
This feature mainly prevents privacy leakage. If this feature would be illegal then Snapchat would be not used by millions of people around the world.
Wrap Up On Take Screenshots On Snapchat
This post was more informative than practical. Before you decide how you are going to screenshot on Snapchat without letting the sender know make sure that you do it in one take.
Because if you replay the snap the person is still notified of this and you even cannot replay it more than once. Always use the safest method and do not compromise your privacy by using any un-trusted method.
I hope you found this post very informative and effective. If you have any doubts or queries regarding how to take screenshots on Snapchat, then kindly make sure to write a comment in the comment box below and we will reply to you very soon.
- Mr Vyas Idea