How to screenshot chats on Snapchat

Snapchat is a unique social media platform where chats can expire as soon as you exit the chat room. Of course, you might want to take a screenshot of the conversation, but it has a special feature that notifies the other person when you do so.

The notification has then raised several ways to screenshot chats without the other person knowing. Some have used third-party apps to take screenshots, while others use screen recordings. In this guide, we will explain how you can screenshot a Snapchat conversation without the other party knowing.

How to screenshot Snapchat conversations on iPhone and Android

Most iPhone users use the screen record feature in the iOS toolkit to screenshot chats. It enables you to record interactions in most social media chats.

The screen record feature is also available in Android 10 and later versions.

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It is, however, not a foolproof method because Snapchat was recently upgraded to detect screenshots and screen recordings. The only way you can screenshot chat is by using another phone camera by doing the following:

  • Launch the Snapchat app and open the Snap that you want to screenshot.
  • Use another phone’s camera to take a picture of the screen that has the Snap to be screenshotted.

Even though it is a low-tech method, it is the only sure way you can take a screenshot without notifying the other person.

Using an Android device, you might be lucky enough to screen record the chat without sending a notification. However, you should be careful when using this method because it is not guaranteed success on all devices.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Start by swiping the notification panel twice to open the Quick Settings app.
  • Tap on Screen Record.
  • If you do not see it, swipe right on the Quick Settings menu or select the pencil icon to edit it.
  • Once you have tapped on Screen Record, open the Snapchat app and the Snap you want to record.
  • After recording it, close the app and stop the screen recording.

The video will automatically be saved in your phone’s gallery, where you can watch, share, or even screenshot.

How to screenshot chats on Snapchat using third-party apps

Snapchat app

Third-party apps come in handy when you want to screenshot chats discreetly. There are many third-party Snapchat screenshot apps online, even though they are not legally supported or developed by Snapchat itself. You can find them in Google Play Store on Android devices or App Store on iPhones.

Ways to screenshot chats on Snapchat using your PC

You can also screenshot a Snapchat conversation from your smartphone using your PC. To accomplish this, you require to have either of the following software tools:

If you are using QuickTime, connect your iPhone to your Mac using a power cable and follow these steps:

  • Launch QuickTime Player.
  • Click on New Movie Recording.
  • Hover the arrow on the record and click on iPhone. When you do so, the screen will start recording your phone.
  • To take screenshots, simultaneously press and hold cmd, shift, and 4.

When using ApowerMirror, download it on your phone and PC. Then, open it on both devices and wait until they detect each other. Once the apps have detected the devices, tap to connect and screenshot your chat.

Alternatively, LonelyScreen uses AirPlay to screenshot chats. Download it on your PC and open AirPlay on your smartphone to find your PC.

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