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How To Replay A Snap More Than Twice

✎ Key Points:

» You can reopen a Snap on Snapchat by simply opening the chat, tapping to play, and holding onto it for further replays.
» You can use the airplane mode if you want to replay a Snap more than twice. Just turn on airplane mode before replaying, and you can repeat the process as many times as you want.

How To Replay A Snap More Than Twice:

There are certain ways that you need to follow to reopen Snaps more than once:

1. Using Airplane Mode

A little trick that can help you reopen your Snapchat snaps is turning on airplane mode to view them.

Step 1: You’ve to first open the Snapchat application on your device and then switch on the airplane mode of your device from the top panel by dragging it down to switch on.

Turning on Airplane Mode

Step 2: Next, you need to head on to the chat section of your device by swiping right from the camera screen. In the chat section, you’ll be able to see the recent chats you’ve had with your friends. The chats with recent snaps that aren’t opened yet would be displayed as New Snap in red.  

Step 3: Now the trick is to open the new snaps after turning on the airplane mode of the device. Therefore you’ve to open the chat that has the unopened snap and click on the snap to view it once. You can also replay the snap by holding onto it.

Step 4: Uninstall Snapchat and then reinstall it again.

Because the airplane mode of your device is being kept on, your activities won’t be updated on the Snapchat app.

Since your account activities won’t be updated, your snap will be displayed as New Snap even after you’ve opened it multiple times by switching on airplane mode.

This method only works for unopened and new snaps. Snaps that you’ve already opened earlier won’t be able to reopen using this method. Therefore before you head on to view an unopened chat with New Snap.

2. Replay Snap

The next effective method that you can apply to reopen your snaps is by replaying them. This method too can be only applied to the snaps that aren’t viewed or opened earlier and are displayed as ‘New Snap‘ on your chat section.

The following steps have all the guidance that you need to follow to use this trick properly:

Step 1: Head on to the Snapchat Application.

Step 2: From the camera screen, you’ve to swipe right to get into the chat section of the application.

Step 3: Click on the chat which has the unopened snap displayed as New Snap.


Step 4: Once you’ve clicked on a new snap to open it, don’t go back but stay on the same page to proceed further.

Step 5: After the snap is over, you’ll be displayed with an empty checkbox in a red or purple color that has the text Hold to replay or save displayed next to the box. But for some cases, you’ll see the box is displayed next to a message that says Hold to replay instead.

Snapchat hold on replay

Step 6: Next, you need to press the square box and hold it for a few seconds while the square is filled which means the snap is ready to be reopened.

Step 7: Then tap on the square and the snap will be replayed once again.

3. Reinstall After Viewing

The next effective method to go for is by reinstalling Snapchat after viewing the snap. You need to keep in mind that before you open a New Snap you’ve to turn on the airplane mode of the device to prevent Snapchat from updating your account activities otherwise this technique won’t be a success.

Here the trick is to view a snap without any internet or WiFi connection on your phone but with airplane mode on and then uninstall & reinstall the application again.

This trick can be used again and again exactly, in the same manner, to view your snaps multiple times.

Step 1: To use this method, head on to the Snapchat application and swipe right from the camera screen to open the chat section.

Step 2: Turn on the airplane mode by switching it on by dragging the upper panel.

Step 3: Next click the chat that has the text New Snap displayed on it. Click on the snap to view it.


Step 4: Now that you’ve already viewed the snap, uninstall the Snapchat application before turning the airplane mode off.

Step 5: Next, turn off the airplane mode of the device and then connect your phone to WiFi or mobile data.

Step 6: Then install the application Snapchat again from the play store and log in with your details.

snapchat app reinstall

Although you’ve viewed the new snap it will still be displayed as unopened as your account activity wasn’t updated because your device was in airplane mode. Therefore you can apply the same thing to view it repeatedly. 

How to Reopen Snaps on Snapchat Unlimited Times:

When a snap is viewed with the device being kept on airplane mode, it isn’t considered or updated as a viewed or opened snap, rather it will still be displayed as a ‘New Snap‘ on your chatbox.

Therefore, if you want to reopen a snap unlimited times you can do it every time by turning on airplane mode before clicking on the chat to open the New Snap. Every time you view a snap, you’ve to uninstall the Snapchat application then and there before turning off airplane mode or connecting your phone to any WiFi connection.

Therefore, each time you view the snap, no information about your activity is updated on the server because of the absence of data or wifi connection. But these tricks can only work for the snaps that you’ve never opened previously.

Once you’ve viewed or opened it, it’s marked as Received and can’t be opened for another time. But for the snaps that you’ve viewed after turning on the flight mode, you can view them unlimited times by uninstalling and reinstalling Snapchat every time you open the snap.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to replay a snap without them knowing?

To replay a snap without them knowing, turn on your Airplane mode, see the snap, take the screenshots (if wish) and uninstall the app. After uninstalling the app, the account’s data will be removed, and you can log in to your account and check that the message is still unread. 

2. How to know if someone replayed your snap?

Along with chats and snaps, Snapchat notifications also include replaying snaps, meaning you will get notifications when someone replays your snap. Ensure you have enabled the Snapchat notifications; if you turn them off, you can also see them from the chat. 

3. How to replay a Snap in a group chat?

To replay a snap in a group chat, open the group chat and find the message (snap). After finding the snap, hold it and replay it. When you are excited about the chat, you will remove the ability to recheck it.

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