Snapchat, like Instagram and Facebook, is one of the most popular social media apps to share daily lives with friends and family. Users can send videos and photos knowing that the contents will be safe because those will disappear within moments.
However, you should know that there is nothing that can be termed as “safe” in Digital History. Thanks to all the “cheat codes,” people can do anything on social media. Let’s put it this way, if there is a rule, there is always a way to break it, and the same is the case with social media as well.
- 1 How to Take a Screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing
- 2 1. Using the Airplane Mode
- 3 2. Using Google Voice Assistant
- 4 3. Taking the Help of the Screen Recording Feature
- 5 4. Using a Secondary Device
- 6 5. Using 3rd Party Recorders
- 7 6. Using 3rd Party Apps
- 8 7. Using the Mirror Feature on Android
- 9 8. For Mac Users
- 10 Finishing Up
How to Take a Screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing
You can take screenshots of any content that you like on Snapchat. However, it will notify the user that a screenshot has been taken. Unless you deliberately want the user to know that you have done it, there is a way to hide your activity.
In this article, we’re going to teach you some obviously ‘sneaky’ methods to let you take a Snapchat screenshot without notifying the user.
However, before doing that, you should know whether the activity that you are doing is illegal or not. Snapchat hasn’t declared any such terms that say that taking a screenshot is illegal. But following cases may happen:
- You may face a lawsuit if any user decides that you have violated his or her privacy.
- Considering the fact that any content that a user puts on the internet is for others to see. So, there can’t be a claim why you have taken a screenshot unless you have a clear reason to justify your action.
- Are you taking a screenshot of an explicit picture of any minor? Or maybe you’ve taken a screenshot of anything and are using it to threaten someone to do any particular job for you? In that case, you may land in serious trouble, and a lawsuit can be filed against you.
So, make sure that you’re not doing any of the above and go on reading how to cheat the user notification on Snapchat.
1. Using the Airplane Mode
Open the application and go to the snap that you want to take a screenshot of. Make sure that the snap is fully loaded. Go back to the main screen and turn off the wifi, mobile data, and Bluetooth. Turn on the airplane mode. Take the screenshot of the snap and go back.
However, you have to make sure that after you’re done taking the screenshot and have turned off airplane mode; don’t turn on the data or wifi before 30 seconds or 1 minute. Now you are done, and the user won’t even get notified about the activity.
2. Using Google Voice Assistant
This is another trick where you are getting Google Assistant to do the work for you. You can take the virtual assistant’s help by following two steps. Go to Snapchat and open the snap that you want to take a screenshot of. Now long-press the Home button and open Google Voice Assistant.
Simply instruct the voice assistant to take the screenshot for you or type it. Just for a suggestion, the screenshot won’t be saved in our gallery but you will get the option to share it on other platforms or send a mail. You can save it in your drive or edit it and save it in the gallery.
3. Taking the Help of the Screen Recording Feature
Following this method, you can take the help of a smartphone’s inbuilt screen recording feature such as Xiaomi, Google, Oneplus, and iPhones. For Android phones, you can find it from the notification panel. For iPhone users, you have to go to the settings and then the control center and customize controls. Add the option to start recording your screen.
4. Using a Secondary Device
This trick is very silly but a trick is a trick. This is also the easiest way to screenshot a snap that you like. Go to Snapchat, open the snap that you like, use another device to closely take a photo of it. Now edit and save it in your gallery.
5. Using 3rd Party Recorders
You may not have an inbuilt screen recorder on your phone. In that case, you can use Vidma Recorder, DU recorder, or any other screen recorder to record the video or snap that you like and edit it to save it to your gallery.
6. Using 3rd Party Apps
Like any other app downloader, Snapchat also has a downloader that lets you capture your favorite snaps without letting the user know about them. There is SnapSaver for Android and Sneakaboo for iOS.
You have to download the app from Playstore. Open the app and select any of the Screenshot, Burst screenshot, screen recorder, and integrated options. Go to the Snapchat app. Open the snap that you want to save. There will be a camera icon of SnapSaver on the screen. Tap it, and the snap will be saved in your home without notifying the user about it.
This app is for iOS users. Download the Sneakaboo app and log in using your Snapchat ID and password. This app will let all the snaps appear on the screen. You can simply save those when they play.
7. Using the Mirror Feature on Android
This is another trick to record any snap but this one is a bit tricky. You have to use your phone’s mirror feature for this to work. Go to your smartphone’s settings option and use the feature to cast the screen to any other TV or external device. Now open Snapchat and use any other device to record the video or snap. You can now edit the recording
8. For Mac Users
Connect your device to the Macbook. There is an option called QuickTime player in Macbooks. Go to the File option in this application and click on ‘New movie recording’. Select any recording options available and select your phone as the video recording output device.
Now go to the Record option. Open Snapchat and play the snap that you’d like to save. Once this is done, you’ll be able to edit the recording and save it.
So, these tricks were meant to guide you to record any snap that you like. Please don’t forget that we don’t support any illegal activities. These steps were meant to record any snap for any fun purpose. You need to ensure that this activity doesn’t breach anyone’s privacy or cause anyone any harm.
A lawsuit against you for hindering anyone’s privacy is not at all expected and we wish that you will steer clear of any ill intention. We don’t support any cruel activity. We wish you luck in your experimenting with these hacks.