How to Delete Snapchat Messages Without Them Knowing

What is the one thing about Snapchat that makes it unique? This is one question that does not have a simple, straightforward answer. Instead of being a usual platform with a handful of unique features, Snapchat is a unique platform comprising a host of unusual features.

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One of the many interesting things about Snapchat is the way chats work. The platform is known for being a privacy-oriented platform and takes utmost care to require and disclose the least amount of user info. But when it comes to in-person chats, Snapchat behaves a bit differently.

Messages on Snapchat are, by default, deleted just after viewing or 24 hours after viewing, though each chat participant can save one or more messages manually for the entire chat. If that’s not privacy, nothing else can be.

However, if you capture a screenshot of the chat screen or delete a message in a chat, everyone on the chat gets notified. Although this feature has been made to respect the interests of each chat participant, you might be wondering whether you can surpass this notification.

Welcome to this blog, where we will discover some chat settings of Snapchat and find out if you can surpass some of these settings in any way. Sounds interesting? Keep reading.

Can You Delete Snapchat Messages Without Them Knowing?

You cannot answer a question without being sure that the question is valid, can you? Whatever your answer might be, ours is NO. Such is the case with the principal question asked in this blog.

Snapchat allows users to delete messages in a matter of seconds. A couple of taps is what it takes to remove a message forever for all the recipients at once. However, since a message equally belongs to the sender and the receiver(s), Snapchat has some interesting rules to balance the needs of each chat participant.

For example, whenever you take a screenshot of any portion of the chat screen, a notification is immediately sent to all the recipients, telling them that you have taken a screenshot.

Secondly, Snapchat doesn’t provide the option to delete a message just for yourself. Whenever you delete a message on Snapchat, it gets deleted from each participant’s phone as long as their app is connected to the web and is not outdated. However, each deleted message leaves a trace of its presence- thanks to the notification and text that appear saying that you “deleted a chat.”

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