Sometimes you just want to save a memory on Snapchat before it’s gone forever, but you don’t necessarily want that person to know that you’ve taken a screenshot of your story. Does Snapchat tell you when someone screenshots your story? (2020) In this guide, we’ll let you in on whether Snapchat lets you know if anyone has taken a screenshot of your story or not. Read on to find out the answer to “can you screenshot Snapchat without them knowing?”
Does Snapchat tell you when someone screenshots your story? (2020)
You can find out if someone has taken a screenshot of your public and private story on Snapchat, but it won’t necessarily notify you if and who took a screenshot of your story at the time. If you have Snapchat notifications turned on, however, you might receive a notification telling you exactly who took a screenshot of your story. In our testing, receiving a notification when someone has taken a screenshot of your story has proven temperamental and inconsistent. For sure, though, you can find out who has taken a screenshot or saved a video of your Snapchat stories.
If someone has taken a screenshot of your Snapchat story, the app will tell you. You might receive a notification at the time the screenshot is taken, but, more likely, you will have to check manually. Simply head onto the Chat page of Snapchat and open the story you wish to check. If you see an image of two overlapping arrows (like in the image below), that means someone has taken a screenshot of your story. You should be able to see a list of those who have seen and taken a screenshot of your story. If you don’t like who has taken a screenshot, you can proceed to block them.
Remember, you need to have a good and friendly reason to take a screenshot of someone’s Snapchat story. If you know that person very well and the image or video is too funny or sweet and you don’t want it to be lost forever, that’s a viable situation. To double-check, you can ask the person if it’s okay. Normally, this would be safe enough to screenshot with the other person knowing you’ve done so without any cruel (or worse) intentions. Is there a way, though, to take a screenshot of a Snapchat story without its creator finding out?
Can you screenshot Snapchat without someone knowing?
You can take a screenshot of someone’s Snapchat story without them knowing, but it is a little complicated and iffy on the moral compass. It isn’t recommended and is not condoned by us saints here at GameRevolution. Nevertheless, it is possible.
Below is a list of ways in which you can take screenshots of someone’s Snapchat story without them knowing:
- Use another device to take a photo or record a video
- Use a screen recorder app
- Clear the Snapchat app cache and record offline
- Wait for the Story you want to take a screenshot of to appear (don’t click on it yet)
- Close Snapchat
- Turn off your internet and data connection (airplane mode will work)
- Head back onto Snapchat
- Head into Snapchat settings and hit ‘Clear Cache’ underneath ‘Account Actions’
- Take the screenshot you want
- Use Google Assistant
- Mirror your phone (connect it to a TV or PC)
- Mac QuickTime Screen Capture
Make sure that you have a good (friendly) reason to take a screenshot of someone’s story without them knowing. If you think the person in question wouldn’t want you to take a screenshot, you shouldn’t be taking a screenshot of their story, with them knowing or without them knowing you did so.