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4 Different Ways to Take Screenshot on Snapchat Without Them Knowing

author_icon Megan Evans time_icon Last updated Jun 21, 2019 06:22 pm tips_icon Device Monitoring

Snapchat is an image sharing and messaging application and this app allows the users to send and receive images and video messages. These messages are called "Snaps" and those snaps are only available for a set amount of time.

So, this is a very private platform for messaging. But users can share them publically if they wish to do it. But if you were wondering how to screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing, then it won't be easy. The app is very particular about this and it even notifies the users if someone has taken a screenshot of their Snapchat page.

So, you have to be very careful and it will be very difficult. But there are a few legitimate ways to do it, and those methods are detailed below.


Part 1: Is There Any Ways to Screenshot Snapchat without Them Knowing?

Yes, you can screen record Snapchat without notifying the user. There are a few ways to do it effectively. These are the original or the old ways to take a screenshot inconspicuously.

These days, professional apps are available to take care of the said task and they are pretty good. So, if you were wondering, how to take a screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing, read the ways below. All the methods are described in details.

Part 2: The Third Party Tool to Secretly Screenshot  Snapchat Remotely - Simplest

Users don't really want to use the original way to snap a screenshot of Snapchat due to several reasons. As mentioned earlier, the original way is riddled with issues. The Quick Time would have been a great alternative; unfortunately, the app is designed only for Mac devices.

It seems we cannot find a good way to screenshot the Snapchat. If there are, th e original ways also have many limitations, you will know that at part 3.  Well, don't  worry,  very recently the app known as KidsGuard Pro was updated, and you can take secret screenshot for Snapchat, now. The upgrade made the said app even more effective. Now, the app even monitors Snapchat and takes screenshots remotely. Let's have a look how to do that.

Step 1: Create a KidsGuard Pro Account

Click on Sign Up button to register for KidsGuard Pro account with a genuine email address.

Sign Up

Then, follow the instructions to finish the necessary information of your kids. And finish the following settings on your child's device.

Step 2: Download the KidsGuard Pro assistant on the target device and finish the necessary settings.

download kidsguard pro assistant

Step 3. Go to Settings >> Fingerprints & Security (Lockscreen & Security on some other devices) search for "Unknown sources" option, switch it on if it's off.

complete kidsguard pro settings

Step 4. Now install KidsGuard Pro assistant on the target device and start snapchat monitoring or screenshoting.

You can just follow the steps to set up the device.Once it is finished, the app icon will not be visible anymore. Then it will start working in stealth mode. That's means you can monitor the target devices secretly.

kidsguard pro snapchat monitoring

Pros of using KidsGuard Pro

  • The app can monitor and take screenshot of the Snapchat page, without being detected by the target device user.

  • The snapped screenshots can be viewed from the app's web portal using any device of your choice.

  • The app is capable of monitoring other social media websites as well, like Facebook.

  • Instant keystrokes can be captured.

  • The instant messaging platforms like WhatsApp, QQ, Viber, WeChat, and Kik can also be monitored.

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Part 3: Also Have The Original Ways to Screenshot Snapchat without Notification

Now, the original ways to screenshot Snapchat without notification include several methods. We have discussed the most effective ways below, have a look:

3.1 Use Another Device

Well, this is the simplest way to record or take a snap of the Snapchat page. This procedure simply requires the use of a secondary device that you have available to record the use of Snapchat or just take a photo of the page.

You can even use the Snapchat app's "Replay" function to make sure that you are getting the perfect snap of the screen.

3.2 Screenshot Snapchat Under Airplane Mode

Now, this particular method uses Airplane Mode for screen recording on Snapchat. Here are the steps:

Step 1: First, you have to launch the Snapchat app and you have to wait as the unopened snaps are loading. You need to make sure that they are completely loaded.

Step 2: Now, you have to turn on the Airplane Mode on your smartphone.

  • If you are using an Android device, then tap down the top screen and tap on the icon called "Airplane".

airplane mode

  • On iPhone, tap up from the bottom (iOS 11 and earlier) or scroll down the top of the screen(iOS 12) and you will get the control center. Tap on the "Airplane" icon.

Step 3: After that just go to Snapchat and snap the screenshot.

Step 4: Now, exit the app and even remove it from the background.

When you take the snap after turning on the Airplane mode and exiting the app. You may think that the snap hasn't been opened but doing is has its purpose. It won't send the screenshot notification to the user.

3.3 Use QuickTime (Only Works on Mac)

The QuickTime on Mac can also be used for the said purpose. Here's how to secretly screenshot Snapchat with this capable application:

Step 1: First, connect the iPhone to the Mac using the lightning cable.

Step 2: Then, launch the QuickTime Player app.

Step 3: Navigate to "File" and choose "New Movie Recording".

quicktime movie recording

Step 4: It will take a few moments to load. After the loading, hover the mouse over the recording button.

Step 5: Click on the small arrow. Doing this open a lot of options for recording.

Step 6: Then, choose your iPhone as "Movie Recording Input".

choose iphone

This is a very simple procedure. After connecting the iPhone to the Mac, the Mac screen should be mirroring the mobile screen. Then, just click on the "Record" button and navigate to Snapchat app to initiate the recording.

 screen mirroring

The Limitations of the Original Ways

As you can see, there are several limitations of the original ways. First of all, you have to access the target device, every time you want to take a screenshot. You even have to toggle The Airplane mode.

You may not always have a secondary device available to take the record the screen of Snapchat application.

The QuickTime method is effective but it is only available for Mac. You have to do it in your home, and you have to be well-prepared for it.

So, KidsGuard Pro is obiviously a better way to do the said task, and this procedure does not require something so preliminary. It is an advanced procedure that remotely monitors the app and takes snap if required.


Well, Snapchat is a private platform and the app takes privacy very seriously. So, you have to be very careful in order to take a screenshot of a Snapchat page of any use. The app even sends out notifications, informing the user. But we have looked all over and found those original ways to take the screenshots. These are great but the drawbacks are huge. One of those original methods only even works with iPhone only. So, we have introduced an even better option. It is an app called KidsGuard Pro and it does an excellent job of taking a screenshot of any Snapchat page without notifying the users. Go for it!


By Megan Evans

Posted on Jun 21, 2019 ( Updated: Jun 21, 2019 )

A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.