3 Ways To View All Private Snapchat Messages, Even The Unsent Ones
If you know anything about the Internet and social media, you know that life without Snapchat seems impossible. People use it to share regular updates about their daily lives, take a few quick clicks from their smartphone cameras and send them as a message to their friends.
But as you might not know, people, especially young kids, can misuse Snapchat and ignore the dangers related to it if they are not careful. You can try your best to intervene and teach your loved ones about Snapchat’s issues, but it is not easy unless we try to advise someone by demonstrating its harmful implications.
Any kind of harmful or violent messages can be sent and it can be hard to be prepared against them as they can be unsent as well.
You need to intervene carefully, or else you can cause them to become victimized by unsourced restrictions.
It is why monitoring them is crucial nowadays. Let me explain.
What Are Private Messages And How They Can Be Unsent?
As opposed to group messages which are sent when more than two people are added in a group, private messages are sent between two people only. And unlike group messages, private messages can be unsent.
This can create a lot of confusion and misdirection because an individual may send threatening or self-harm-inducing messages to the other person and unsend them later to not face consequences.
And unsending a message is extremely easy, all you have to do is press and hold the sent message and Snapchat gives you the option to unsend it. Select this option, and the app will remove the message from both the sender’s and receiver's accounts.
Given the harmful nature and dangerous consequences of unsending Snapchat messages, it is extremely necessary to monitor private and unsent messages. But monitoring private and unsent messages isn’t as simple as you may think.
Why Is It Difficult To Monitor Private & Unsent Messages On Snapchat?
All Snapchat messages and Stories are protected through end-to-end encryption, making it hard to intercept them via normal techniques. The conversation channel is protected by a lock and key method and the key is only available digitally between the two parties involved in the private conversations.
So no third party can intercept them. As a result, a more unique approach would be needed. Instead of removing someone’s Snapchat access, monitor Snapchat use so their exposure to the app can be observed to better protect them.
And the best way to do so is to use a Snapchat monitoring app so users can have a better idea of how their loved ones spend their time on Snapchat and what kind of messages they receive on the platform.
Today, I'll go over how to view someone’s private Snapchat account messages and those that have been unsent on the popular platform.
Method #1: XNSPY
XNSPY is a remote monitoring app that monitors Snapchat messages, screenshots, and Stories. It can even disable the app without having to manually uninstall it from the phone because it supports remote uninstallation.
XNSPY collects screenshots to bypass the end-to-end encryption used by instant messaging services instead of capturing text strings. Thus XNSPY can remotely track Snapchat actions by keeping a visual record of all private messages. It can also be used to monitor Snapchat stories and GIFs.
If the account owner views someone's Snapchat stories, XNSPY will take a screenshot and send it to your XNSPY dashboard.
The program's most recent version enables the multimedia file recording capability to take screenshots without depleting the battery of the target device. It enables longer recording times, producing screenshots that are clearer and more detailed.
Screenshots from this Snapchat monitoring app are retained on the app's server even after they are removed, giving the app user access to the information whenever they want.
Snapchat messages are tracked by the social media and smartphone tracking app by utilizing its keylogger technology. Keystrokes are remotely extracted from a phone by the app’s keylogger feature and saved to the app subscriber's account.
The account user can then enter the Keylogger section of their dashboard and view all keystrokes. XNSPY displays keystrokes as text messages along with the phone app they were entered from, the time and date, and their contents.
Other, more complex, and sophisticated methods of user protection offered by the app enable smooth real-time user protection. These are instant alerts depending on messages typed within the Snapchat app.
Therefore, if a user types sexual or violent messages, the XNSPY account holder can receive an instant alert on their phone showing them that such content was typed by the phone user.
As a result, XNSPY is an effective solution if you want to monitor and secure multiple aspects of Snapchat simultaneously and discreetly on the latest version of Android or iOS.
How To Use XNSPY To Monitor Snapchat?
To monitor Snapchat on the target device, you must first install the app. Here's how:
1. Create An Account With XNSPY
Choose an XNSPY subscription plan, then sign up with your email address.
2. Setup XNSPY
Install the latest XNSPY APK file on the target device and allow it to synchronize with the XNSPY server.
3. Start Snooping!
You can start tracking once the app and the device are in sync which can take up to two days.
4. Go To Your Dashboard
Once the app is in sync with the target device, users have to log in to their XNSPY account to utilize its spying features. The dashboard is where all of the cell phone monitoring software functions are made available. Because it is secured by a user’s personal login information, they can access it at any time using a web browser.
5. Select Screen Record
Choose the Screen Record option from the left menu. Here all the screenshots from different social media apps and instant messages will be shown. Select the Snapchat tab to see the screenshots of all messages, stories, settings, and user feeds taken from the app.
Method #2: Social Engineering
Social engineering involves tricking a person into handing out their personal information which in this case will be the login name and password to their Snapchat account. It can be used by strangers on the internet who trick or emotionally manipulate people to hand out personal information to take advantage of them.
There are many techniques involved in social engineering to extract someone’s Snapchat account data.
- One is baiting, which can be falsely promising someone in exchange for their personal Snapchat information. And when it is time to return the favor, the baiter disappears.
- Another social engineering tactic to get access to Snapchat's private messages is using scareware which is a scare tactic used to install software that contains malware. Users are deceived into thinking their system is infected with malware. Thus the perpetrator raises false alarms and fictitious threats which can force the other person to install software that the perpetrator can abuse.
- Phishing is another popular social engineering tactic for getting access to someone’s Snapchat account. In this, the perpetrator creates messages or email campaigns containing a sense of urgency, raising curiosity or causing fear in victims. These messages or emails urge the victim to open links containing malware or reroute them to a fake website where they enter their credentials which are sent in an unencrypted form so the perpetrator can read them.
Method #3: AirDroid
Phone syncing software is an easy way to link a phone and clone its data to a computer. It makes it so that the target smartphone can be used from a person’s computer to which it is connected.
Apps like AirDroid are an example and are quite popular because of the convenience they provide. They are usable in multiple scenarios and can even allow you to log in to a Snapchat account if it is saved on the smartphone.
Using AirDroid to view Unsent messages on Snapchat is quite simple. Just follow these steps:
- Download and install the AirDroid app on the target device of your choice.
- Sign up and log in to your AirDroid Personal Account
- Visit the AirDroid Personal Web Client (web.airdroid.com) via a web browser from your personal device.
- Sign in to the same AirDroid Personal Account on the AirDroid Personal web client
- Press the Remote Control icon, then you can connect, the two devices.
- Now open the Snapchat app from your phone and use it to view all messages sent from the target device.
But the problem with AirDroid and other phone syncing apps is that they need you to be on the same Internet connection and don't work when the wifi or computer is slow because they take up many computational and networking resources.
In summation, not all the three methods I have listed today are equal in value or practice for everyone, but XNSPY because of its high compatibility and ease of use is my recommended method to view Snapchat messages plus it can also show unsent messages which other two methods cannot.
How To Use AirDroid to sync phones?
Download the app on the computer and phone, unlock the phone, and ensure they are on the same Internet network. This way you can sync your phone and access the Snapchat account to read messages.
What Snapchat features can XNSPY monitor?
XNSPY can monitor
- Stories (the images or video clips you share with your followers)
- Search History (the content you search on Snapchat)
- Friends list
- Private and Group messages (even deleted ones)
- Snapchat settings
- Snapchat feed (the feed of shared content that the accounts you follow share)
What are the drawbacks of using XNSPY?
XNSPY needs to have the device physically unlocked and synced. Plus, it also needs a monthly membership but it's not too costly if you buy the annual subscription.
Is there a way to see all the Snapchats you've ever sent?
Yes, there is. The best way to view Snapchat is by using XNSPY’s Screen Record feature.
How do you see private Chats on Snapchat?
You can see private chats on Snapchat using XNSPY because the chats are encrypted and XNSPY can circumvent Snapchat's private messages’ encryption.
Does Snapchat save private messages?
Snapchat doesn’t save private messages on its servers and they are automatically deleted after they are expired or the receiver views them.
Can Anyone See My Private Snapchat?
Only approved followers can see Private Snapchat but if XNSPY is installed on the poster’s phone, then the XNSPY account holder can view it using Screen Record.