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Is It Possible To Read Someone’s Snapchat Messages Without Them Knowing?

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Nowadays, Snapchat is the most popular and trending social network used mainly by teenagers and youth. Through this app, you can send video messages, text messages, share locations, click pictures, video/audio call, or group chat with your friends. Moreover, you can also try on fun filters and click selfies, videos, and send them to your friends. Snapchat also allows its users to save as well as share memories.

But unlike any other social media app, Snapchat is highly safe and secure. This app is built uniquely. Here the messages or stories that you send get deleted once the other person sees it. Additionally, the sender can also see ‘opened’ written under your name which means you have read the message or saw the story. Other than that, if you take a screenshot, Snapchat automatically sends a notification to the sender about it. In short, hiding from the messages is quite hard.

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However, if you’re wondering whether there’s a way to see Snapchat messages without letting the other person know then there is. Although, it depends entirely on how perfectly you do it. Here are a few methods on how you can do it.

The Airplane Mode Method

This is a common method which you might have heard about before. It’s applicable on both iPhone as well as android phones. The process is simple but to read someone’s Snapchat messages without them knowing, you must follow it properly. Here’s what you need to do. Firstly, log into your Snapchat account and load the messages you want to see. Do not press ‘tap to load’. Next, go to the settings and turn on the Airplane Mode.

Once your phone is on Airplane Mode you’ll be able to see the messages. Since you’ve already loaded the messages before, it won’t affect the ability to read those messages. Secondly, read the messages without worrying about a thing. Thirdly, to prevent the sender from seeing it, clear/delete Snapchat’s cache data. To do that, go to your phone’s settings, tap apps, go to Snapchat and cleat all the cache data. Lastly, turn off the Airplane Mode and open the app again. You’ll see the message as unopened. The sender will not be able to indicate that you saw the message while on Airplane Mode.

The Half Open Messages Method

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This method is a loophole in Snapchat’s server. As per Snapchat’s server, they only consider a snap or a message as seen unless you completely open it. This means if you slide half a message to the screen they won’t be able to detect that you saw it. This process is a bit risky, but it surely works.

For this to happen, slide the message you want to see till the end of the screen. You need to be sure to not open the complete message while also not too further away. By sliding the message too close to the screen, there will be a risk of exposing yourself. While if you stop too far you won’t be able to see it. Through this method, you’ll be able to see a message without hinting at the other person. Although, this process is complex and the chances of success are low.

The Spy Apps Method

You can also find various spy apps on the internet that help you spy on someone’s social media or accounts. For instance, there’s an app known as KidsGuard Pro. It has an online portal that works secretly, in a spy mode. The app stays invisible and downloads data of your desired user to its portal. Moreover, the portal has information about the incoming/outgoing messages as well as notifications. It allows you to see or read messages without the sender knowing.

Additionally, hoverwatch, SpyFone, Cocospy, iKeyMonitor, etc are other apps that also perform similar functions.


We all know how addictive these social apps can be. Teenagers spend most of the day scrolling and chatting. Due to these situations, cybercrimes, as well as cyberbullying, is on the rise. If you’re an active user of various social sites, ensure to protect your privacy and security.

In conclusion, it is possible to see messages on Snapchat secretly without the other person detecting. There are many apps and web portals that can help you with it. Above we’ve discussed only a few methods.