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3 Simple Ways to Read Snapchat Messages Without Them Knowing

author_icon Cody Walsh time_icon Last updated Aug 24, 2020 11:14 am

Snapchat is quite different compared to other social media apps. The standard of security is exceptionally high and the snap can get deleted after viewing. And when you tap on the Snapchat messages or stories sent to you, the sender will see an "Opened" label under your name and know you have read it. But, wouldn't you like to know how to read Snapchat messages without them knowing? We have a few tricks here, and they are detailed in the article below.

Way 1: Put Your Device into Airplane Mode

Reading Snapchat messages without opening them is a difficult procedure but using the Airplane mode, it is possible. It is a popular method of reading Snapchat messages but it. So, be sure to read the steps properly. Here's how to view Snapchat messages;

Step 1: Start by, opening the Snapchat application and go to Chats.

Step 2: You will be able to view your recent messages. Look for the message you want to view without the knowledge of the user.

Step 3: Now, you have to wait as the message will load. You will see the option "Tap to Load"; tap on it. But if you see "Tap to View" don't tap.

Step 4: Now, put your device into Airplane Mode. After that, open the Snapchat and view your friend's snap or read their chat message.

airplane mode

Step 5: After checking all the messages, your need to clear the Snapchat caches. Navigate to "Settings" and scroll down until you see "Apps", tap on it.

navigate to apps

Step 6: Then, tap on the Snapchat app. After you tap on the app, you will be redirected to a new screen that contains all the app info. Tap on "Storage".

open snapchat

Step 7: Then, find the "Clear Cache" option and tap on "Clear Data". You need to make sure that you press "Delete" or "OK" to confirm.

clear data

Step 8: Lastly, turn off "Airplane Mode" and log in to Snapchat and the opened snap will still show as unopened.

Although, we do not recommend to use this method! As this procedure only stops the Snapchat signal temporarily. The moment the user opens the app again, the signal will reach and the user will be notified about the seen snap.

Way 2: Half Open Snapchat Messages

When asked, can Snapchat messages be traced and read without knowing? Most of the users talk about putting the device in Airplane mode. This method may be a bit too complicated but it works. But some user has encountered significant flaw with this procedure. As per their experience, the moment mobile gets connected to the internet, they will be able to confirm that Snapchat message was opened.

Instead, you can use a loophole of Snapchat to read messages without opening, as the app doesn't consider the snap or messages to be opened until you have seen the complete snap, which means, unless, you have slide it to the end, you haven't seen it, as per the app's programming. So, you have to be very careful and slide it very, very close to the end. If you stop too further away, you won't be able to see the snap and too much will risk exposing yourself.

slide the snap

But this way isn't foolproof. Basically, your need to very careful and stop yourself from sliding it to the very end of the screen. In a word, there is huge risk involved and the chances of success is pretty low.

Way 3: Read Snapchat Messages Online without Knowing

We have already discussed different methods that you can use to read Snapchat messages but there is no guarantee that they will work every time. Several users have tried different ways to access it but success didn't come to them frequently. But there is a sure-shot way of reading Snapchat messages and it involves using a professional app called KidsGuard Pro. The app provides users with an online portal and you will be able to use it to check up on Snapchat messages of the target person without knowing.

The operation of KidsGuard Pro is very simple. You surely have to install the app on the target device you wish to check Snapchat messages. Then, the app will start working in stealth mode, staying invisible and uploading data to the web-based control portal.

The app will intercept all the incoming and outgoing Snapchat messages as well as notifications and upload to KidsGuard Pro's dashboard in real-time. You won't even have to stay close to the device. The entire process runs remotely. Most importantly, since the Snapchat messages are uploaded to KidsGuard Pro's server, so it will notify Snapchat server that you've read the messages and send notifications to the target.

So, let's have a detailed insight into the operating procedure on how to read Snapchat messages with KidsGuard Pro.

Step 1: So, you need to begin with registration with KidsGuard Pro. Then select its pricing plan.

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Step 2: Then, get hold of the target's mobile and visit from its browser to download KidsGuard Pro Assistant app.

download the apk file

Step 3: Now, tap on the downloaded APK file and install the app. After that log in your account. An on-screen wizard will come up on the screen and provide the necessary instructions. When you have successfully installed this app, you will see the app icon disappear from the Home screen.

provide the necessary access

Step 4: Now, leave the target phone and assess KidsGuard Pro web control panel from your mobile phone or computer. This control panel will show you all the collected data and phone activity. Just by clicking on Snapchat under Social Apps.

monitor snapchat

This is the best way to check Snapchat messages online without them knowing. KidsGuard Pro is not only capable of monitoring Snapchat, but it is also an all-round mobile monitoring application and there are several advantages of using it. Let's have a look at the list;

  • First of all, KidsGuard Pro is budget-friendly. It's available at a significantly cheaper price than its competitors.

  • The app works in covert mode, making it impossible to be detected.

  • As you have seen, the app installation is very simple and it can be completed within a few minutes.

  • The recorded data syncs in real-time. You will be able to check the very latest messages.

  • All the monitoring gets done remotely. No need to stay near or access the target device after the app installation.

  • Last but not least, you are not required to root the Android mobile.

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Nonetheless, it is possible to view snaps without notifying the users. We have discussed multiple methods of viewing Snapchat messages but it is completely up to you to choose which method. But as you can see, it is better and way more convenient to use KidsGuard Pro for the said task. It's a long-time solution for Snapchat monitoring.


By Cody Walsh

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 ( Updated: Aug 24, 2020 )

An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.

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