We’ve all been in that situation where we receive a Snapchat message and want to read it, but we don’t want the sender to know. Guess what? There’s a trick for that. Here, we’ll guide you on how to read Snapchat messages without them knowing.

What You Should Understand

Snapchat typically sends a read receipt to the sender once you open their message. But, there’s a way around this by using airplane mode. When airplane mode is activated, your phone disconnects from Wi-Fi or cellular networks, meaning Snapchat won’t be able to send an “open” message.

However, remember that while in airplane mode, you can’t send or receive messages as this requires an internet connection. Yet, Snapchat experts have found a solution for this too. Let’s dive into the steps on how to read Snapchat messages secretly in airplane mode.

Step-by-Step Guide: Reading Snapchat Messages Secretly

Step 1: Launch Snapchat and Sign In

Firstly, you need to open Snapchat and log in. Remember, you can’t sign in to Snapchat or send/receive messages without an internet connection. If you are not logged in, enter your email address and password to start using the app.

Step 2: Load the Chat

After logging in, swipe right to reach your chats. Click on the chat icon to access your Snapchat messages. If you have not changed Snapchat’s settings, all unread messages will show “Tap to view.” Tap once on a message to load it, but this does not count as opening it.

Step 3: Switch on Airplane Mode

Once you’ve loaded the message, it’s time to go undercover. Activate airplane mode on your phone to disconnect from the internet. Ensure that all your signal icons disappear; this may require manually turning off Wi-Fi.

If you’re using an iPhone, you can access the Control Center by swiping up or down on the screen, depending on your phone model, and tap on the airplane symbol to activate airplane mode.

Step 4: View the Message and Clear Your Snapchat Cache

Now comes the crucial part. With airplane mode on, you can open the message without Snapchat sending a read receipt. But remember, the moment you connect to the internet, Snapchat might refresh and show that you’ve opened the message. So, what’s the workaround?

On Android devices, you can clear your Snapchat cache. This process makes Snapchat behave as though you never viewed the snap.

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Choose Applications.
  3. Find Snapchat in the list and tap on “Storage.”
  4. Clear both Snapchat cache and data.
  5. Open Snapchat and turn off airplane mode.

Step 5: Uninstall and Reinstall Snapchat

If you’re using an iPhone, the process is a bit different. You’ll need to uninstall and then reinstall Snapchat. Remember to stay in airplane mode while uninstalling Snapchat to avoid an accidental read receipt.

After uninstalling, you can turn off airplane mode, reconnect to Wi-Fi, and reinstall Snapchat from the App Store.

Wrapping Up

Contrary to common belief, it is possible to read a Snapchat message without the sender knowing. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can read your messages secretly and at your convenience. Just remember to tread carefully and respect others’ privacy while using these tips.


Can I Open a Snapchat Message Without the Sender Knowing?

Yes, you can. The process is pretty straightforward, and you don’t need to be tech-savvy to do it.

How does Snapchat know when you’ve read a message?

Snapchat uses what’s known as “read receipts” to inform the sender that their message has been opened and read. When you open a message on Snapchat, it sends an “open” message back to the sender.

Why do I need to use airplane mode to read Snapchat messages secretly?

Airplane mode is a feature on your phone that disconnects it from Wi-Fi or cellular networks. By activating airplane mode, Snapchat is unable to send an “open” message back to the sender, which means you can read their message without them knowing.

How can I prevent Snapchat from revealing that I’ve opened a message after I’ve read it in airplane mode?

To prevent Snapchat from sending a read receipt after you’ve read a message in airplane mode, you need to clear your Snapchat cache (on Android) or uninstall and reinstall the app (on iPhone) before reconnecting to the internet. This makes Snapchat behave as though you never viewed the message.