How to Take Screenshot on Snapchat without Them Knowing

Have you ever tried taking a screenshot of chat on Snapchat App and got caught? Yeah, users will know that you have taken a screenshot of the chats between you and them. To avoid detection during taking a screenshot read How to Sake Screenshot on Snapchat without being caught.

Snapchat is one of the best social media Apps that has billions of users in their community. The numbers are still growing day by day. There is a feature that I don’t like about is that if you take a screenshot of a chat screen then the person will get notified that you have taken a screenshot. Similar with status, where the person will be notified if you take a screenshot of their status. To avoid this we have found some method to take screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing.

Snapchat screenshot notification is a feature so that people cannot share the chat without letting them know. This is an advantage for Snapchat users. But is it really worth it? In my opinion, No, anyone can take a photo of the chat or status. However, if you really need to take a secret screenshot on Snapchat just for fun then check out the ways below.

Guide to Take Screenshot on Snapchat without Notification

There are some simple and basic ways to capture screenshot on Snapchat. Simple or basic ways means you don’t need to root your phone and it will just take a few seconds to follow. So are you ready for quick solutions?

Turn on Airplane Mode (delay Notification)

Have you thought of this idea? If yes then good if no then also it is good because now you know. This is the easiest way to avoid detection during taking Snapchat screenshots, but not 100% effective. This will delay the notification, so this will minimize the detection rate. You don’t have to use any other phone for this method. Just follow a few things to get it done.

  • Open the chat.
  • Turn off Network connection (including Wifi).
  • Now Turn on Airplane mode.
  • Then take a screenshot on Snapchat.
  • Now, wait for about 30-40 seconds.
  • Now turn off Airplane Mode.
  • And also connect your phone back with the Internet.

Now the person whose chats you have captured as a screenshot will not be notified at that time. But later after he will receive the notification but not as a pop up so here you have a chance that they might not see it.

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Take Photos from Another Phone

If you have another phone then you can use it to capture the chats and status on Snapchat. This way there will be no chance of being caught.

This is called the safe play :). You can also record a video of a long chat instead of taking a single page chat.

We can also capture the Snapchat stories, Messages (Personal), and the last Display Picture of the account. This method is one of the legal and simplest methods to do capture Snapchat records.

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Screen Recorder is the King

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One of the interesting way to take screenshots of Snapchat legally on your iPhone or Android. Yes, this method is personally tested by us. This works very well, and the screenshot looks original. You can’t get any notification about it. Experimenting with new things will help us to do some amazing things.

  • You just need to record your screen, by screen recorder. Turn on the screen recorder and start recording.
  • After starting it, Just open the Snapchat and do whatever you want to do there.
  • Now, Save the video on your iPhone or Android.

After saving the video, Play it and start taking the screenshots, without any notification or airplane mode. I think you’re pretty excited to test this out.

Note: All the methods are working on all iPhone’s – iPhone 5 / 5C / 5S, iPhone 6 / 6S / 6 Plus / 6S Plus, iPhone 7 / 7 Plus, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, and iPhone X. This will also works on Android Phones (Lollipop+).


Well, The time wasting thing has some weird rules, that’s why users can’t take the screenshot of their own stories and pictures. Well, I think our guide will help to solve this problem. So, Test it out on your iPhone and let us know if you’d face any problem in any method. Also, share with your Snapchat buddies.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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