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How to Screenshot Snapchat Without Notification (Android & iPhone)

How to Screenshot Snapchat Without Notification (Android & iPhone)

Snapchat is currently one of the hottest messaging apps and a hugely popular photo and video sharing service that allows users to send pictures and videos to friends and family that expire after a maximum of 10 seconds. The whole point behind Snapchat is that anything sent between users is not considered permanent unless of course, the recipient decides to take a screenshot of that Snapchat. But when someone takes a screenshot of a snap, the sender is notified alongside the number of screenshots taken. Read on to find out How to Screenshot Snapchat Without Notification or How To Screenshot A Snap On Snapchat Without Them Knowing 2018.

If you take a screenshot like you normally do on your device by pressing the “Power” + “Volume down/Home” buttons, the sender gets a notification that you have taken a screenshot of his /her Snap. This is a built-in system that you can’t do anything about it. Right now Snapchat doesn’t support saving received messages (photos and videos), however, there exist many possible ways to screenshot Snapchat.

Snapchat’s latest update which is available for both iOS and Android devices has made capturing images and snapshots of video before they expire easier than ever. The new update has added a new feature “Tap to view” to its features. This new feature allows users to simply tap a video or image in order to see it on the screen reducing the additional hassle of holding your finger on the screen and at the same time a screenshot of it.

Snpachat’s built-in screenshot ability still notifies the sender that you have screenshotted his/her snap. So, in this guide, we will walk you through on how you can take a screenshot on Snapchat Snap without notifying the sender.

Screenshot Snapchat Without Notification

How to take Snapchat screenshot without them knowing

There are two methods of taking a screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing- first is the manual way or a little tweak with your device settings and the second method is through third-party apps. Let’s first see the first method.

1. First, launch the Snapchat app from your device.
2. Once opened Snapchat, swipe right to access the list of your sent and received Snaps. The received Snapchat should automatically load and display ‘Tap to Open’ in the list view, but if it displays ‘Tap to load’ then tap it, but be sure not to open it.
3. Once you’ve loaded the Snapchat, simply toggle Airplane mode on. If you are on an iPhone you can do this by swiping up from the bottom of the screen to pull up the menu, and then tapping the airplane icon. On an Android phone, you need to swipe down from to top of the screen.
4. Once Airplane Mode is activated, head back to Snapchat and open the Chat section.
5. As you normally do, now take a screenshot.
6. Quit the app now and make sure that you closed the app and it isn’t running in the background. iOS users should double click the home button and swipe the app to close it, and Android users should access the multitasking window and close it from there.
7. Now De-activate Airplane mode and re-open the Snapchat app to carry on your conversation. The message will remain as unopened, and the fact that you have taken a screenshot with remaining a secret.

Read: How to Delete Snapchat Account Permanently in Two Easy Steps?

How to Screenshot Snapchat through Third Party Apps

If the above method doesn’t work, there is still another way to take a screenshot at Snaps without the recipient knowing. There are many third party apps that will let you save all the SnapChats and even send Snaps from your gallery. Of course, these apps are unofficial and Snapchat currently doesn’t allow them to use it, but you can always try at your own risk. In 2015 due to Snapchat leaks, Snapchat has stepped up its security by blocking all Snapchat account using certain third-party apps. However, there are some third-party apps that appear to still work, you can try a few of the third-party apps we have listed below.

Apowersoft Screenshot
You can also try Apowersoft to Screenshot Snapchat secretly. This app is a free app which is available for both Android and iOS devices and offers two ways to take a screenshot on your Android screen. One is using the screenshot key combination of “Power” + “Volume down/Home” buttons. The second is using its overlay icon which is only for Android 5.0 and higher. And with this overlay icon, you can screenshot Snapchat without the senders knowing.

First, download the app and install.

Open it, tap on the “Start” icon on its starter interface and enable the “Overlay icon”

Once you enabled, you will see a blue camera icon floating on the screen.
Go to your Snapchat, open what you want to capture on the screen before it expires. Tap on the blue overlay icon, and the screenshot is taken.

Finally, tap “Done” and then “Save” which is on the top left of the screen to keep the screenshot on your phone.

Get Apowersoft Screenshot from Google Play Store

Get from Apowersoft Screenshot Apple App Store

See Also: New Snapchat Trophies – How to Unlock All Snapchat Trophies

Screen Recorder

Screen Recorder is a free unlimited screen capture app for recording your device’s screen to video. It is one of the safest app available in the store for Snaps recording. Taking a Snapchat screenshot by Screen Recorder doesn’t conflict with Snapchat’s terms of use and policies. If you are running on Android 4.4 KitKat and below you need to root your device.

There is no limit on recording time, you can also watch or download your videos from your computer with Web Access feature. Just connect your phone and computer to the same WiFi network and open ScreenRecorder5+ menu and select Web Access.

This feature is perfectly safe, does not send any traffic outside your WiFi network and is closed as soon as you move out of the Web Access view.

Get it from Google Play Store

This Android app completely replaces your Snapchat app. You can view the snap as many times as you like because this app allows you to save photos while not notifying the user that you’ve saved the chat. This app is not available in Google Play so you must download directly from the developer’s website.

Get SnapSave from the Developer Site

Casper is an alternative Android client for the popular ephemeral messaging app Snapchat. With Casper, you can Save Snaps, Send Snaps from your Gallery and much more. With Casper, you can act like a ghost and stealthily save media. The sender won’t know you have done so. You can even forward a received snap or story to someone else.

The Media Editor in Casper allows you to tweak the look of your photos by applying one of the various filters available. Slide Filters allow advanced users to make their media look more professional. These are similar to GeoFilters, however, you create them yourself and load them into the Media Editor. The Imoji SDK has been integrated into Casper allowing you to search through hundreds of thousands of stickers to add to your photos. No doubt, Casper is one of the best apps to screenshot Snapchat.

Casper is only available for Android devices (BlackBerry is supported) and is not available for download via the Google Play store.

Get Casper via APK Mirror website


SaveMySnaps is another tool for Android users to take a Snapchat screenshot. It’s no longer available on Google Play and has been removed but you can download it from its own developer website. With this app, you can save snaps and stories on Snapchat. And the senders will not know that you’ve saved his/her pictures or videos. Apart from that, you can also share saved stories and snaps, apply custom fonts on captions and add filters and drawings. You can also forward a received Snap or Story ‘Send as Snap’.

Get SaveMySnaps

SnapBox is an iOS app to screenshot Snapchat photos and videos. With SnapBox, all your Snapchat photos and videos are saved permanently forever. Whenever you receive a snap, open SnapBox and log in with your Snapchat user id and password and all your snaps are saved. It has been removed recently from the Apple App Store, but still available from AKP Mirror site.

Snapchat Saver

Snapchat Saver is another fairly important platform for Snapchat and a huge number of people use Snapchat’s Android app too. Snapchat Saver is the most popular Android app to screenshot Snapchat. Snapchat Saver lets you save both photo and video snaps. You can save photo stories and video stories as well. Snapchat Saver is no longer available on Play Store, you need to look for at APK sites like APK Mirror to download. Please note that we are encouraging anyone on using these third-party apps, these apps are against Snapchat’s Terms and Use, use it at your own risk.

That’s it. Hope you guys enjoyed our Guide and how to Screenshot Snapchat without knowing them or How to Screenshot Snapchat Without Notification.

If you know another method or Apps which can perform this task, let us know through the comment form below.

Last Updated on April 26, 2018.

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