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5 Ways To Take A Screenshot On Snapchat Without Them Knowing 2020

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Form the very first day, Snapchat has always been focused on its user privacy and security. Even when Snapchat was officially released on stores, Snap, Inc launched Snapchat with user’s privacy and security features like automatically delete messages after seen, you couldn’t take a screenshot freely of chat, and now today there are many exciting features you could see some on Snapchat.

In our previous article, we have already mentioned a feature that automatically deletes messages after seen. If you want to know about the automatically delete messages feature, then you can go to the link. But for today in this article, we will talk about taking a screenshot on Snapchat.

On Snapchat, we can take a screenshot of anything, but the problem arises when we secretly take a screenshot of a chat, and your friend gets a notification that you took a screenshot, and they ask why you took a screenshot (Awkward moment).

In one way, this feature is useful for the sender to increase their privacy and security, also its wrong to take a screenshot secretly. In some cases, we have to take a screenshot secretly because those messages and snaps may work as evidence. But we can’t take a screenshot of a chat secretly.

Do you want to take a screenshot secretly on Snapchat? Here, we have presented five ways to take a screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing. You can take a screenshot freely, and you will not be asked any questions. But we don’t promote you to use these techniques to misuse someone’s privacy or security, be sure you use these techniques for your right.

5 Techniques to Take a Screenshot of Snaps on Snapchat (Android and iOS device)

So here are the top 5 techniques to take a screenshot on Snapchat secretly, you can try any one method to take a secret screenshot, and both the android and iOS users can follow the techniques mentioned below.

Clear The Cache Of Snapchat

You can say this is the easiest and effective technique, but this work only if you want to take a screenshot of pictures you cant take a screenshot of the video. I don’t have to explain why? Don’t worry! You will understand when you study and follow the steps.

We can also say that this is a sensational technique because, in this technique, we have to turn off our wifi or data connection and clear the cache after the screen. So if you mistakenly turn on wifi or data connection, you will fail to take a screenshot secretly. Be alert while you follow this technique; otherwise, it won’t work. So follow the step by step procedure mentioned below.

[Note: Make sure you set Snapchat to delete received messages after 24 hours of viewing.]

  1. Open the Snapchat app in your device.
  2. From the chat section, open chat with your friend.
  3. Now open the snaps (pictures) of which you want to take a screenshot and make sure the image is loaded.
  4. Try to be quick and, with speed, follow the steps mentioned below.
  5. Quickly turn off your internet connection(Wifi or Data network). Make sure that you have turned off the internet connection; otherwise, this technique will not work.
  6. Now, open the minimized Snapchat app, tap snap from chat, and take a screenshot of the image. But, this is not the end.
  7. Do not turn on the internet connection; now, go to the settings on Snapchat.
  8.  Scroll down and search Clear Cache under ‘Settings.’
  9. After that, clear all the cache of Snapchat.
  10. Finally, you can turn on your Internet connection.

Don’t worry; your Snaps and memories won’t be affected by clearing the cache. There you go, you have successfully taken a screenshot from the chat, and no notification has been sent to your friend.

Use the Secondary Device to Capture Snaps

I think you already know about this technique because everyone knows about this technique, and we have tried as well. Among all, this is the most uncomplicated technique, but we don’t get quality and finest pictures. If you can compromise with the quality, then you can follow this technique as well.

[Note: Make sure you set Snapchat to delete received messages after 24 hours of viewing.]

You need an additional device and you can easily capture snaps (pictures and videos) using a camera of the secondary device. You can record videos and capture photos that your friend sends to you. So without any delay, let’s see the step to capture snaps using the secondary device.

  1. Go to the chatbox of your friend.
  2. And open snaps sent by your friend.
  3. Now take your secondary device and open the camera in your secondary device.
  4. After that, choose an option from the camera, either capture or record snap.
  5. Open snap in your device, and record from your secondary device.
  6. Finally, end the recording after done.

There you go now, you have successfully saved pictures and videos sent by your friend using a secondary device, and your friend is unknown about it.  It doesn’t matter what the length of the snap is, now you can save any pictures and videos received from your friend.

User a Screen Recorder App(Third-Party)

This technique can be the replacement of using the secondary device to capture snaps because you can record snaps sent by your friend within the device, and you will get good snaps, but you can’t grab a picture; you can only record the screen. However, you can take a screenshot after you record a snap using a screen recorder.

In 2020 many mobile-phone come with in-built screen recording features. If you have such a function in your device, then you can record the Snapchat screen using an inbuilt feature. Otherwise, you can find many third-party apps on stores that you can install in both android and ios devices to record screen.

[Note: Make sure you have an inbuilt screen recorder features, or you have downloaded a third-party app in your device. And learn how to record screen using a third-party app as well.]

After you have installed a third-party app in your device or you already have in-built screen recording features, then you can follow the steps mentioned below.

[Note: Make sure you set Snapchat to delete received messages after 24 hours of viewing.]

  1. Go to the chatbox with your friend.
  2. And open the snaps sent by your friend.
  3. Make sure you have loaded all the snaps; otherwise, it will buffer while recording the screen, and the record might be lengthy and unclear.
  4. And minimize the Snapchat app.
  5. Now, open inbuilt or third party screen recorder in your device. (Make sure you know to record the screen and end the record).
  6. Now, again open the chatbox with your friend and start your screen recorder.
  7. Open all the photos and videos sent by your friend.
  8. Finally, end the screen recording.

There you go now you have a video of all pictures and videos sent by your friend. Now you can also take a screenshot from the video. Follow the steps mentioned below to take a screenshot from the recorded video.

  • Open the phone gallery.
  • Search recorded video.
  • Play the video and use your device screenshot method to take a screenshot of snap you want. Or,
  • you can also crop video to get the snap.

There you go now; you have a screenshot and video of snaps sent by your friend. This technique has a lengthy process but very important because you can record anything, including the Snapchat screen.

Use Google Assistant (Only for Android device)

We are sorry this technique is only for android users because only on android you get the function of Google Assistant.

As we all know, Google Assistant has always made our work easy with easy navigation. But have you even guessed! That Google Assistant could help you to take a screenshot of snaps sent on Snapchat and without them knowing. Isn’t this cool?

So if you want to use Google Assistant to take a screenshot of snaps sent by your friend on Snapchat, then you can follow the steps mentioned below.

[Note: You need to be quick to perform this technique, so practice before you try directly. All the best.]

  1. Go to your Snapchat account.
  2. Open chatbox with your friend who sent you snap.
  3. Open the snap.
  4. Now, be quick and open Google Assistant (Use voice ” Ok, Google” or hold the home button to open Google Assistant) and say to take a screenshot or you can type into the menu.
  5. Now Google Assistant will take a screenshot of the screen and ask you to save of share.
  6. Share a screenshot in your email address or Google Photos.
  7. Now, open an email address or Google Photos and download the screenshot.

There you go, you have successfully downloaded a screenshot of snap sent by your friend secretly. This step is how you navigate Google Assistant and download a screenshot.

Use QuickTime (For Mac users only)

You can use QuickTime recording in your Mac to record a snap on Snapchat. Only Mac users can use this technique because QuickTime is the function of Mac. So if you are a Mac user, you can follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Establish a connection between your iPhone and Mac.
  2. After that, open QuickTime player on Mac.
  3. Go to the File and create New Movie Recording.
  4. Now, click on the record button, and after that, select the iPhone as your camera input.
  5. Now open Snapchat on your iPhone.
  6. And go to the chatbox and open all the snaps you want to record.
  7. Now, stop the recording and save the video.
  8. And you can also use Command-shift 4 to take a screenshot from a recorded video on Mac.

There you go, now you can transfer screenshot and video from Mac to your iPhone.

Additional Technique

This technique is the last technique and also a bonus technique for you guys. You can follow the technique mentioned below, but it is similar to technique number 2, except for one thing, find out.

Share your Mobile Screen on TV or PC

If you have the latest and advanced device, then you can use this technique as well. You can share your mobile screen on TV or PC and take a screenshot from your secondary device.

We can say this is a mixed technique, firstly we share our mobile screen, you can find a screen sharing option in your device, and after that, we take the help of our secondary phone or camera to take a picture or a video.

The difference between “Use the secondary device to capture snaps and Share your mobile screen on TV or PC” is you capture snaps from your TV or Monitor, and in the above method, you captured snaps from your mobile. And you know what the result is.

In Conclusion

There you go, these are the five ways with a bonus technique to take a screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing. Among five ways, you can use one of the methods to take a screenshot of snaps on Snapchat, or you can try all the techniques just for fun. Have fun!

We think we have explained every technique in detail. We hope it will be easy for you to understand.

If you have any queries regarding this article, then you can comment us your problem in the comment section below. We will be happy to solve your problems.

For more guidance and tips on Snapchat, click on the link Snapchat Tips.

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