How to Half Swipe on Snapchat to Read Messages Secretly

Do you want to know if you can read a Snapchat message without informing the sender? Half-swipe on Snapchat involves partially opening the message, but releasing it before it fully opens. This way, you’re able to see the contents of the message without anyone knowing. We’ve tested this and can confirm this trick still works! This article will show you how to half-swipe on Snapchat using your Android, iPhone, or iPad.

What is half-swipe on Snapchat?

Half-swipe allows you to check Snapchat messages without notifying the sender.

This trick is particularly helpful if you don’t want to reply to certain people, but still want to see the message. Half-swiping also gives you time to think about your response before letting the sender know their message has been seen.

  • Since half-swiping is not an official feature, it may be fixed or changed in future updates.

Can you still half-swipe on Snapchat?

Yes—you can still half-swipe on Snapchat.

This needs to be done correctly or it won’t work.

  • Past methods include turning on Airplane Mode and clearing the app’s cache to avoid letting the sender know you’ve opened the message, but this no longer works.
  • With this current method, you’ll be able to read messages and Snaps without notifying the sender.
  • This method works on both iOS and Android devices.

How to Half-Swipe

Open the Snapchat app.

Avoid clicking on any message notification in your Notification Center. This will take you directly to the message itself, which is something you’re trying to avoid.

  • You can download Snapchat on multiple devices. Half-swiping will work similarly on each device.

Navigate to the “Chat” tab.

This is where you’ll find all your messages. will be indicated by the message box icon located between the map and camera.

  • When you have a new message, there will be a blue circle at the top right of the message box icon.
  • This is also the place where you can check a Snap’s status.

Decide which message you want to half-swipe.

Unread messages will be labeled with along with the time elapsed since it’s been received.

Gently place your finger on the sender’s bitmoji or icon.

Don’t click or release your finger.

  • Use a light press. A hard press will pull up the sender’s information and alternate options instead.

Without letting go, slowly swipe to the right.

This will reveal the message in its chat log. If there is more than one message, they will all show up here.

  • Keep your finger on the screen at all times.
  • Leave a small space between the chat log and the right edge of your screen to avoid releasing too early.
  • Incorrectly done, this will pull up Snapchat’s Snap Map. Move your finger closer to the left to pull the chat log.

Read the message.

You can take as long as you need.

  • If you take a screenshot while half-swiping, the sender will be notified.

Swipe back to the left when you’re finished reading.

Make sure the chat log is swiped to the left before releasing your finger.

  • If you release your finger before the chat log is completely gone, you will open the message and notify the sender.
  • Successful half-swipes will still have the New Chat notification beside the message.

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