Snapchat is a popular instant messaging application among youngsters. It enables users to chat with friends, view stories, and even make video calls. However, you can only view the snap for a short time, and then it will be inaccessible. Moreover, Snapchat doesn't offer a save option, so you can only screen record Snapchat to save the Snaps. Given that, this post will guide you through how to record Snapchat on different devices.
Tips: If you want to record Snapchat without them knowing on a PC, quickly download the desktop screen recorder here and start recording.
Carina Carina | Updated on Mar 22, 2024

Can You Screen Record on Snapchat?

As stated earlier, you can only record Snapchat content if you want to save a snap. However, Snapchat doesn’t allow you to screen record the snaps and when you try to screen record or screenshot a snap, the users who sent it will get a notification. But if you still want to save the Snaps, you can use some third-party screen recorder apps or apply some changes to successfully get the snaps recorded.

Tips About Screen Record on Snapchat Without Them Knowing

If you don't want to notify the snap's owner when recording, just follow the workarounds below.

1. Disconnect Your Phone from the Network: Firstly, load the Snapchat stories you want to record. Then disconnect your phone from the internet by turning off the data network or Wi-Fi. Now, you can record Snapchat stories without the senders knowing.

2. Turn on the Airplane Mode: This method is similar to Tip 1. It will cut off the network connection and prevent Snapchat from sending a notification to the involved person. You also need to first load the story or snap and then start screen recording without alerting the senders.

3. Mirror your Phone on a PC: You can also mirror your phone screen to a computer to help record Snapchat without them knowing since Snapchat cannot detect your computer's activities. You need to download a screen-mirroring app on your phone and follow the instructions to mirror your phone’s display on your PC. Then you can start recording with PC screen recorders like WonderFox's built-in screen recorder.

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• Record Snapchat on PC efficiently and secretly

• Capture full-screen or part of the screen flexibly

• No watermark and no time limit

• Record in high quality up to 4K

• Edit and compress recordings without downloading extra apps

4. Create a Fake Snapchat Account:You can make a fake Snapchat account that is absolutely unrelated to your real account and then record Snapchat Stories. Snapchat will tell the owners that their material has been captured, but it will not reveal your real account.

5. Use Another Phone to Record the App: If you have another phone or camera, you can then record the Snapchat content without sending notifications. But the quality of recorded videos may not be so good.

How to Screen Record Snapchat on Different Devices

Now that you know the possible apporaches to record Snapchat without sending notifications. The following content will detail how to screen record on Snapchat without them knowing on different devices. Just read on!

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How to Capture Snapchat Stories on iPhone & iPad?

If you are an iOS user and want to record Snapchat on iOS devices like iPhone or iPad, you can definitely disable the network connection or apply the airplane mode and use the built-in screen recorder to record Snapchat without them knowing. The following will show you how to record Snapchat on iPhone/iPad.

Step 1. Scroll down your screen to access the control center.

Step 2. Tap the screen recording icon and it will start recording after a 3-second countdown.

Step 3. Launch Snapchat and open the Snap you want to record.

Step 4. Reopen control center and tap on the red record button to stop recording.

Tips: if you cannot find the “Screen Recording” feature in the “Control Center”, enter the “Settings” window, go to “Control Center” > “Customize Controls”, and scroll down to tap “Screen Recording” > “+” to add the recording feature to the control center.

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However, if you find the iOS built-in screen recorder not working or want more options for recording, you can go to the App Store to get a third-party screen recorder.

How to Screen Record Snapchat on Android?

Like iOS devices, Android devices also have a built-in screen recorder that you can take to record the Snapchat content without downloading other third-party applications. Just make the screen recorder is enabled in Settinngs. Below is a simple guide on how to enable screen recording on Snapchat with an Android built-in screen recorder.

Step 1. Locate the control panel by swiping down or up your phone screen.

Step 2. Tap on the screen recording button.

Step 3. Open Snapchat and view the Snaps you want to save. Start recording by clicking the red recording button.
* Remember to turn off the network connection when start recording.

Step 4. Navigate to the control panel again and hit the screen recording button to stop recording.

If you demand more features for recording, you can also download and install some third-party software like AZ Screen Recorder, Mobizen, etc., and start recording.

Android Record Snapchat

As stated before, you can mirror your phone's screen to a PC and then start recording. Moreover, Snapchat now enables you to view Snaps, chat, and make video calls with friends online from its official website. So you can also record Snapchat on your PC now.

How to Capture Snapchat Content on Windows?

To record Snapchat on Windows, you cannot miss the handy screen recorder built in WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, which is designed for Windows users to process various video and audio files, including recording. It allows you to record all kinds of screen activities like live streaming videos, gameplay, video meetings, etc. Before recording, you can customize the recording area, format, quality, frame rate, and audio source. With it, you can record PC screens with high quality and no time limit.

Additionally, it also provides some simple video editing features that you can use to trim and crop the recording, among other things.

Download it on your Windows PC and start recording as follows.

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Before starting recording, please mirror your phone’s screen to PC or go to the Snapchat official website to get ready.

Step 1. Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your device and open the “Recorder” module.

Step 2. Choose to record the full screen or part of the screen and select the recording area manually. Click “OK” to confirm the recording area.

Step 3. Modify the recording format, quality, frame rate, etc. to your desire, or leave them as defaults. Choose the audio source (system sound and microphone) you want to record with the screen or not record the audio. Specify an output folder for the recorded video.

Step 4. Click on the red “REC” button, and it will start recording after a 5-second countdown. To stop recording, just press "Ctrl + F1” on your keyboard.

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How to Record Snapchat on Mac?

To record Snapchat on Mac, you can use the built-in QuickTime Player. It has a screen recording feature that can help you record the mirrored phone’s screen or Snapchat online. Let's see how to use QuickTime Player to screen record Snapchat on a Mac.

Step 1. Launch QuickTime Player and go to “File” > “New Screen Recording”.

Step 2. Select the region you want to record and click “Options” to choose the audio source you want to record and set the output destination.

Step 3. Play the Snap you want to record and click on “Record”. When you finish recording, click the stop icon on the top menu bar.

Step 4. Go to “File” > “Save” to export the recorded file.

Mac Record Snapchat

Bottom Line

Above is all the information about how to screen record a Snapchat. You can now screen record Snapchat without notification on iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac. Therefore, the most recommended way to record Snapchat secretly is to mirror the phone’s screen to a PC as Snapchat cannot read the computer’s activities.

FAQs about Screen Record on Snapchat

Is it illegal to screen record someone’s Snapchat content?

Actually, it is not illegal to record Snapchat content. But Snapchat will notify the creator of the snap you recorded. Although it is not illegal, you should only use it for yourself and not share the recorded content with others.

Does Snapchat send notifications when you take s screenshot?

Yes, Snapchat will send notifications to the sender or the creator as soon as someone takes a screenshot on the Snaps. If you screenshoot on Snapchat, then the creator will be notified, unless you use some third-party tools.

Can you screen record on Snapchat without them knowing?

If you want to record Snapchat content on mobile devices without someone knowing, you can turn on airplane mode. You can also mirror your phone to a computer and then start recording without notifying the creator..

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