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How to Take Screenshot on Snapchat without others knowing?

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Taking a screenshot on Snapchat without being detected is hard, but don’t worry in this guide we will discuss 12 ways to take a Screenshot on Snapchat without others knowing!

In this era of the digital revolution, social media is one of the biggest influencers in our life. We talk to our family and friends there, make new friends on these platforms, and even showcase our talents and quirks here. Snapchat is one of the most popular names in the world of social media.

Snapchat enables its users to upload pictures as well as videos, just like almost any other social media platform. Where it stands out from the rest is that no matter what you send to someone here, the content is going to disappear after a few seconds, ten being the maximum. This puts, even more, privacy and control into the hands of the users. You can share your funny as well as weird pictures or videos without the fear of them getting stored on the phone of another person forever unless they choose to delete it.

How to Take Screenshot on Snapchat without others knowing

Do I hear you laugh at it? We have the screenshot just for this very purpose, you are saying, right? Well, you would be surprised. Snapchat has also got that in its mind. So, it comes with a feature that makes it impossible to take a screenshot without the other person knowing. How is that possible, you are asking? Well, every time you take a screenshot, the other person is going to be notified of the same.

However, do not let that fact disappoint you, my friend. In case you are wondering how then can you take a screenshot or whether it is possible at all, you have come to the right place. I am here to help you with precisely that. In this article, I am going to talk to you about the ways you can take a screenshot on Snapchat without the other person knowing. I am also going to give you detailed information about each one of these processes. By the time you finish reading the article, you would not need to know anything about the processes at all. So make sure to stick to the end. Now, without wasting any more time, let us dive deeper into the subject. Keep on reading.

How to take a screenshot on Snapchat without others knowing?

Below mentioned are the ways in which you can take a screenshot on Snapchat without others knowing. Keep on reading to find out the minute details about each one of these ways.

1.Using Another Device

First of all, the first way of taking a screenshot on Snapchat without the other person knowing is quite simple actually. You do not even need any technical knowledge at all. All you need to do is simply use another device.

Yes, you have heard that right. All you need to do is to take a recording of Snapchat with another smartphone or tab. Of course, the end result is not going to be of the highest quality. However, in case you would still like a record of whatever it is that you have received, it is quite a good way.

However, keep in mind to do thorough research prior to taking this step. Try to think about what kind of snap you are after – is it an image or is it a video? Is there a time limitation?

On the other hand, Snapchat has also come up with a feature that loops the content so that the story is not going to vanish after a set number of seconds. In addition to that, you can also replay a snap a day. Therefore, you are going to need to use it very wisely. However, keep in mind that the other person is going to know about this.

2.Delaying the Screenshot Notification

Another way to take a screenshot on Snapchat without letting the other person know is delaying the screenshot notification. What do you need to do for this? Simply open Snapchat. Once you are inside, head over to the snap you would like to capture and wait till it loads fully. You can make sure of it from the little swirl around the icon beside the name.

After that is done, turn off the Wi-Fi, cellular data, Bluetooth, and any other feature that keeps the phone you are using connected. On the next step, simply turn on the Airplane mode. Now, all you need to do is go back to the snap-in question, tap on the same, and take the screenshots that you would like to take.

Keep in mind that you are going to have to perform an important task in case you want to stay in the shadow. As soon as you take the screenshots, all you need to do is press and hold the power button and in a few moments, the phone is going to restart. What it is going to do is the Snapchat that you have captured is going to reload back to normal. As a result, the person is never going to know about the same.

In case you do not press and hold the home button, what happens is it simply delays the notification regarding the screenshot that the other person in question is going to get. They would not go to receive any pop-up notification that someone has captured their snap. In addition to that, they are not going to see the screenshot indicator of Snapchat – which is a double-arrow icon you are going to find the screen – for a matter of a few minutes.

So, in case the person is not observant enough, then you are probably going to get away with it. However, keep in mind that it is entirely possible for them to find out what you did further down the line.

3.Clearing App Data

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Now, the next way of taking a screenshot on Snapchat without the other person knowing is clearing the app data. Of course, this is one of the most tedious processes in this list. However, you do not have to install any of the third-party apps or sideload in any way at all.

The idea behind the process is quite easy – all you need to do is open Snapchat, wait for the image or video that you want to capture load on its own, turn off the internet connection, and then take the screenshot. On the next step, prior to Snapchat sends any kind of notification to the other person, all you need to do is clear the app cache as well as data from the settings option.

How to do it, you ask? That is exactly what I am going to tell you now. First of all, open Snapchat. Once you are inside, wait till the time the snap that you would like to capture loads fully on its own. Afterward, turn off the Wi-Fi, cellular data, or any other feature that keeps your smartphone connected. As an alternate path, you can also switch to Airplane mode and then open up the snap once again. Once that is done, go ahead and take the screenshot. However, keep in mind not to turn the connectivity back on just yet. The next and final step of the process is also the most important one. Go the system settings > Apps > Snapchat > Storage > Clear Cache and Clear Data.

One of the biggest benefits of this process is the other person would not even know that you have viewed their snap, let along knowing that you have taken a screenshot. In addition to that, you do not need to install any third-party app either. On the other hand, every time you try this process and clear the app cache as well as data, you are going to get logged out. So, you are going to have to log in back again every time afterwards, which is boring and somewhat tedious.

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4.Using a Screen Recorder App (Android and iOS)

Now, the next way to take a screenshot on Snapchat without the other person knowing is simply using a screen recorder app for saving any image or video that you would like to store. All you need to do is install the screen recorder apps from the Google Play Store – in case you are using an Android smartphone – and begin using it.

On the other hand, in case you are using an iPhone that makes use of the iOS operating system, it is even easier for you. The built-in screen recorder feature is more than enough to perform the task. All you need to do is enabling the feature from the Control Centre via tapping on the option. In case the feature is not included in the Control Centre, you can do so by the following steps.

Go to the settings option for finding the Control Centre feature. Tap on the feature and in the next step, choose the option Customise Controls. After that is done, simply add the screen recorder option. That is it, you are all done. The feature is now going to take care of the rest.

5.Using QuickTime (Only if you are a Mac user)

Another way to take a screenshot on Snapchat without the other person in question knowing anything about it is by using QuickTime. However, keep in mind that this method is only for those who use a Mac. Now, let us get into the details of the process.

First of all, you are going to have to connect the iPhone you are using to your Mac. In the next step, open the QuickTime player. Next, head over to File > New Movie Recording. Once you are there, hover over the record option. Now, as the arrow appears on the screen, click on it, and then choose the iPhone as your camera input. At this point, the screen of your iPhone is going to be visible on your Mac screen. Now, all you need to do is record any snaps that you would like to store.

It is entirely possible for you to save the video to the Mac. However, in case you would like to screenshot several different pictures, use Command Shift-4.

6.Using the Google Assistant

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Now, the next way to take a screenshot on Snapchat without the other person knowing is using the Google Assistant. So, make use of it as much as you can prior to Snapchat patching it.

All you need to do is open Snapchat. Then go to the snaps that you would like to take a screenshot of. On the next step, call the Google Assistant by holding down the home button or by saying “Ok Google.” Now, ask the Google Assistant to take a screenshot by saying “Take a screenshot.” As an alternative method, you can also type it out. That is it, you are all done.

The process is easy as well as fast. In addition to that, you do not need to install any of the third-party apps either. However, on the downside, you cannot save the photos directly to the gallery. Instead, you can either upload them to Google Photos or share them with someone else.

7.Using the Airplane Mode of the Smartphone
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Another way of taking a screenshot on Snapchat without the other person knowing is by using the Airplane mode in your smartphone. All you need to do is open Snapchat and wait to make sure the snap that you would like to take a screenshot of is loaded. However, do not view it at this point. On the next step, turn off the Wi-Fi, cellular data, Bluetooth, or anything else that keeps your mobile connected. Now, turn the Airplane mode on. After that is done, open Snapchat once again. Head over to the snap that you would like to save, take a screenshot, and that is it. Now, simply turn on the internet connection after 30 seconds or a full minute and the other person is never going to know what you did.

8.Using Third-party Apps

Now, another great way to take a screenshot on Snapchat without others knowing is using the third-party apps. These apps work in a way that is quite similar to those apps you use for saving a WhatsApp status. These apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or simply Play Store in case you use an iPhone.

Two of the most widely loved apps for this purpose are SnapSaver for Android and Sneakaboo for iOS. With the help of these apps, you can take a screenshot on Snapchat without the other person ever knowing.

9.SnapSaver

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For using this app, you are going to have to download it from the Google Play Store and then install it. Once that is done, open the app. In the next step, choose the option you want to from the given ones (which are Screenshot, Burst Screenshot, Screen Recording, and Integrated). After that is done, head over to Snapchat.

Simply open the snap that you would like to save. Once you are there, tap on the SnapSaver camera icon that you are going to find on your mobile screen. That is it, the app will take care of the rest and capture a screenshot. The other person is, of course, not going to know anything about it.

10.Sneakaboo

sneakaboo

This app is designed only for iOS users. Similar to SnapSaver, you are going to have to install it first. Then, login into it by using the credentials of Snapchat. Now, each one of the new Snapchat stories is going to appear here on the app. All you need to do to save them is capturing the screenshot when these stories play. This way you are going to get the image or video and the other person would not know anything about it.

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11.Using the Mirror feature on Android

Last but not the least, the final way of taking a screenshot on Snapchat without others knowing that I am going to talk to you about is using the mirror feature on Android. The feature – known as the screen mirroring feature – enables the users to cast the device on any other external device such as a smart TV. You can access the feature by going to the settings of the smartphone you are using.

Now, after you have done the step, all you will need to do is open up Snapchat on your phone. Once that is done, simply use another device for recording whatever photo or video that you do want to record. In addition to that, after you have made a few edits, you are going to get the desired result and the other person would not even know it at all.

12.Word of Caution

Now that we have discussed all the methods of taking a screenshot on Snapchat without the other person knowing, let us get one thing very clear. I do not – in any form whatsoever – endorse using these methods for any malicious intent. Only try them in case they are for saving and cherishing a memory later or just for fun. Keep in mind, however, that it is always your responsibility not to cross the line as well as respecting the privacy of the other person

So, guys, we have come towards the end of this article. It is now time to wrap it up. I sincerely hope the article has provided you with the much-needed value that you have been craving for all this while, and that it was well worth of your time as well as attention. Now that you have the necessary knowledge, make sure to put it to the best possible use you can think of. In case you have a specific question in mind, or if you think I have missed any particular point, or in case you would like me to talk about something else entirely, please do let me know. I would love to oblige to your requests as well as answering your questions.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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