SnapChat Phantom is a popular SnapChat tweak that looks to introduce new functionality that is otherwise not available on the stock version of SnapChat for iOS.
Phantom for SnapChat acts more like an extension of the original SnapChat app since it requires the stock version of SnapChat to be installed on an iOS device running iOS 8 or newer for it work.
SnapChat Phantom implements a ton of features, some of which that are not available in the stock version of Snapchat such as:
- The ability to keep Snaps in your Feed and mark them as ‘read’ whenever you want.
- Save all your sent media in a Snap log
- Select several recipients at once
- Take screenshots without notifying the sender
- Send videos past the 10 second limit
- Send images and video from the camera-roll.
- Includes an image crop feature when uploading local media.
- Disable the hold gesture to keep Snaps open
- Save received photos to Camera-roll, a specific album or a password-protected folder
- New caption effects
- Paint brush tool enhancements in editing
- Hide Discover and Live Stories
- View stories without friends knowing
- Force low power mode on devices running iOS 9 or newer
However, running Snapchat tweaks such as Phantom for Snapchat places you at a risk of receiving an account suspension or ban from Snapchat.
Snapchat Phantom was previously only available to users running a Jailbreak on their devices but due to the development of third-party app stores that provide apps and tweaks that are either unavailable from the official app-store or removed altogether, you can install Phantom for Snapchat without running a jailbreak on your iOS device.
Direct installs of Snapchat Phantom provided by third-party app-stores may contain in-app ads. To remove ads from the app, some third-party appstores provide a paid subscription fee for their premium ad-free service. Another option for an ad-free Snapchat Phantom experience is for users running a jailbreak on their devices to download and install the Phantom for Snapchat IPA.
However, it is also possible to sideload the Snapchat Phantom IPA using Cydia Impactor on a non-jailbroken iOS device.
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How to install Snapchat Phantom
You can enjoy an ad-free experience of Phantom for Snapchat by following the steps below:
- Download Cydia Impactor for your respective system; Windows, MacOS or Linux. If you don’t have an idea of how this app works, check out our comprehensive guide.
- Download Snapchat Phantom IPA file
- Connect your iOS device to your PC
- Open Cydia Impactor
- Drag and drop the Snapchat Phantom IPA into Cydia Impactor
- Type in your Apple ID username and password
- Trust the app from the Device Management Settings.
Using this guide, you can enjoy all the added functionality of Phantom for Snapchat completely ad-free.