With the catchphrase “Fastest Way to Share a Moment”, Snapchat has become a household name amongst other social media platforms.
Launched in July 2011, the instant messaging app has gained a lot of recognition and patronage from social media lovers. The app is specifically designed for photo and video sharing. In a way, it is similar to Instagram and TikTok, but each one has a touch of uniqueness.
For Snapchat, it is about person-to-person photo, video, or message sharing which lasts for a short time before it becomes inaccessible to the recipient. Where the catchphrase came from is a no-brainer.
Although the app has over time added the Story feature, where users are allowed to put up pictures or videos, which last for 24 hours before they are gone; just like the WhatsApp status. Snapchat users colloquially call the app “Snap”. In addition, coincidentally, Snap is the name of the Snapchat developer company.
As with other services, this service has put in steps to ensure the privacy and security of its users. Even with that, Snapchat is still hackable and in the article below, we would be showing the popular method being used for hacking Snapchat.
Why Hack a Snapchat Account?
There are several reasons why some people want to hack a Snapchat account and below, we shall be stating a few of them clearly.
This reason always comes first. You could say it is due to its genuineness. Although Snapchat has an age limit of 13 for kids, it still does not change the fact that they could be exposed to content that are rated above their age which they will consume anyway.
In the course of content sharing, parents are concerned about what their kids could be up to on Snapchat either in their presence or absence. And makes it one of the top reasons why you will want to engage in Snapchat hacking.
Spy on a Partner
Do you suspect that your husband or wife, girlfriend, or boyfriend is cheating on you? However, you just are not sure if they are or not. A good way to be sure is to hack their Snapchat account, to read their conversations with their followers or friends. This too could result in a tinge of trust issues. Be sure that your partner does not know what you are up to, and even after satisfying your curiosity, do not reveal what you did.
Be Ahead of a Hacker
This reason is a bit funny, but it is good to become smarter than a supposed hacker is. So let us look at this instance; you noticed some changes on your Snap, and from the signs, it is clear that someone is about to hack your account. You took a quick action and changed your password to a stronger one in order to secure your account.
Let us assume that the hacker had made changes to your accounts such as a password or email change. With his email or phone number, you could go ahead and hack his account instead, if not anything, to teach them a lesson. You may not only hack his Snapchat account, but also other accounts such as his Facebook, WhatsApp, email, Instagram, etc. This does not only help you recover your account, but also be on the offensive.
Cyberspace is a very wide one, which houses all kinds of people with all kinds of behaviors. Amongst them are cyber bullies who are insensitive with their words or actions, and derive pleasure from getting on people's nerves and making them unhappy.
Cyberbullying has caused many people to break down. Some people are very sensitive to words that careless words could make them shut down. Cyberbullies are known for this. If you decide to hack someone’s account because they are a bully, , then you have a good reason.
Spying on Employees
Employers of labor always want to be sure that their employees are doing just what they are paid for, and not engaging in side conversations that may pose a threat to the integrity, growth, or existence of their organization.
For this reason, some of them go on to monitor the Snapchat activities of their employees. This includes photos, videos, or messages in DMs, just to be confident that they are not breaching the social media policy of the firm (if any).
Popular Methods of Hacking Snapchat
Hacking a Snapchat account might be easy or not, depending on how familiar you are with certain techniques, or how effectively you are able to follow the steps below to achieve it.
Several methods can be adopted to hack a Snapchat account. Below, we shall be explaining some of them:
Browser's Password Manager:
Think of the password manager as a safe where all your passwords for every website or account that you have created are saved. Although, you can only see the account which you have initially saved its password on your browser.
This method requires you to have physical access to your target’s device, so it can only be possible if you have access to your victim's device. For the sake of this article, we shall be using the Chrome browser, because it is the most used browser according to research. So, let us see how you can obtain Snapchat account information using the password manager.
Step 1: Open your Chrome browser
Step 2: Tap on the three dots on the top right corner of your Chrome
Step 3: Tap on Settings (it is the second to the last option on the long list, depending on your Chrome version)
Step 4: Locate Basics under the settings option
Step 5: You will find Passwords under Basics, tap on it
Step 6: You will find a long list of account or websites that you have visited and had initially saved the login information on your Chrome browser. These accounts are located under the View and Manage Saved Passwords in your Google Account
Step 7: Click on the account whose password you intend to get (in this case, the Snapchat account)
Step 8: When you click on the account, you will find three-segment namely: Site, Username, and Click on the eye icon under the password segment to reveal the password initially replaced with dots.
Step 9: However, you may be asked to provide any form of verification, which may be your victim's mobile device lock pin or fingerprint. You need to provide either of them to be able to see the password, but if you are lucky, your victim may not have any form of security lock on their phone. So you just go ahead and tap the eye icon to reveal their password.
You can only find their Snapchat account on the list of account of saved passwords if they had logged into their account before, using their Chrome, otherwise you will not be able to get their details. Therefore, you can only hope that they had once logged in and saved their password using their Chrome browser.
Using The Phishing Method
Phishing is a social engineering method. Social engineering is a method of getting the details of users by tricking them into giving them out without knowing that their account is about to be hacked. People value their social accounts very much that they would do anything to secure them.
Hackers know this, and that is why they impersonate the social platform they intend to hack. For you to be able to do this, you need a bit of expertise of the techniques involved.
Well, let us learn the steps:
Step 1: Using free web hosting services such as freehostia, Awardspace, Wix, Byehost, etc, create a replica of the Snapchat login page. You might want to look up the web version of the Snapchat login page for a perfect job. You can make your research about other free web hostings you can use.
Step 2: When you are done creating the free website, create a genuine and official-looking email. One that would convince your target that you work with Snapchat.
Step 3: Draft an email like this: “Hello Chandelier, have you seen our new video features on Snapchat that allows you to rewind a video chat with your friends? They are the coolest things you probably will ever see on the Internet. Why don't you try it today, and be part of the millions who are having fun with these new Features? LOGIN to your Snapchat Here to be part of the excitement”.
Step 4: Then embed the address of your replica website in the “Here” above, so that it becomes a link for them to click.
Step 5: As soon as they click (which they would most likely do, given how articulate your message is, and your convincing email), it will take them to your fake login page where they enter their login details unsuspectingly.
Step 6: Now you have their details, and with that, you can get access to their Snapchat.
Forgot Password Method
This feature allows you to get a password reset link into the phone number or email. You may need access to your target's mobile device to be able to get the reset link or code.
To use this feature
Step 1: Tap Forgot Password on your Snapchat login screen
Step 2: Then select which means you will like to use to reset your Password
Step 3: The two option available includes email and phone number. Let's go with email.
Step 4: You will receive a link in the email that is registered on your target's Snapchat account.
Step 5: As stated earlier, you must have access to the device of your target. Go into their email inbox and click on the link, which will take you to a password reset page. You can as well copy the link into your browser URL address bar to proceed with the password reset.
Step 6: If you change their password, you have successfully hacked their account.
Using the Mspy App
Mspy is a spying app that lets you monitor the activities of someone on their social media accounts remotely without them knowing. However, you need to have a physical access to your victim's mobile device during the setup. The app allows you to read chats, view deleted snaps, etc. It is available for Android and iOS operating systems.
Mspy is considered an excellent app for hacking a Snapchat account due to its nature of running on stealth mode, making it almost impossible for your victim to find out that they are being monitored or spied on.
Follow these steps below to hack your victim's Snapchat account
Step 1: On your browser address bar, type in mspy.com
Step 2: Click on the Sign In button
Step 3: Enter your login details and sign in (if you have created an account with them prior to now, otherwise you have to register by clicking the Sign Up button).
Step 4: The next page will ask you to select your preferred language. Please select English or any other language you will prefer.
Step 5: Set up a monitored device. Click the Get Started button to get started.
Step 6: Select the device operating system of your target. There are two options here: Android and iOS, and continue.
Step 7: On the next page, you will be asked if you have access to the device, on which you want to spy. Click the option that says you do, then click the Proceed button
Step 8: There is various manufacturers’ name on the next page, select the maker of your victim's mobile device.
Step 9: On the next page, select the Android version of your target.
Step 10: Disable PlayProtect on your victim's phone. This is to enable you to install the mspy app without any permission issues.
Step 11: To disable the Play Protect:
Step 12: Visit PlayStore
Step 13: Tap on your Profile icon on the top right corner of your screen.
Step 14: Locate and tap the Play Protect
Step 15: Tap on the gear icon on the top right of the Play Protect window
Step 16: Slide the Scan apps with Play Protect toggle off
Step 17: Now back to mspy. The next step is to download the mspy app on your target's mobile device. Visit this website
Step 18: Draw the captcha on your screen, and click the Download button
Step 19: Click OK and ignore the security warning
Step 20: After downloading successfully, locate the APK file in your Download folder or wherever they are, and open.
Step 21: Toggle on Allow from this Source
Step 22: Now it's time to configure the mspy app.
Step 23: Toggle on the “Allow Background Usage Data” and check the “Hide the App Icon” box, when the app comes up
It usually takes 3-4 hours for the app to record the Snapchat activities of your victim, and send them to the server for access. Please be patient during this period.
To see the Snapchat activities of your victim:
- Click on the Snapchat icon on your dashboard.
- Click on the message icon to see the chats of your victim
The human icon on the right is to see the contact list of your victim.
How to Know that Your Snapchat has Been Hacked
There are several manifestations that signify that your account may have been hacked. Let's take a look at a few of them
When you begin to notice certain unusual activities on your account, chances are that your account may be under attack. These alterations could appear in different forms: you may see messages that you never sent, videos or photos you never put up, or even notice that some of your posts are missing. It could also come in the form of phone number or email change.
New Login Location:
If you get an email notification from Snapchat about a new login location into your account, then you may have to put on your defense regalia in order to keep your account intact, because that is a palpable sign of hack.
Constant Login Prompt:
Snapchat grants you access into your account every time you want to log in, after the first login. So, when Snapchat keeps asking you to provide your details for login every single time you want to access your account, it could be a clear indication that your account might be at stake.
How to Prevent Snapchat Account Hack
There are measures that you can take in order to keep your account out of the reach of hackers. These measures sometimes might not do enough to keep these hackers away, but it will keep your account protected, to an extent.
The importance of a strong password cannot be overlooked. A weak password is the first vulnerable point that could aid your attackers to carry out a successful hack on your Snapchat account.
Therefore, you should use a password that is not easy to guess or compromise by hackers. A password is considered strong if it consists of all the elements of a strong password. These elements are lower and uppercase alphabets, numerals and symbols all incorporated into one password.
Enable Two-Factor Authentication:
Two-Factor Authentication is an extra security layer that ensures that your account is heavily protected. Once activated, it makes it very difficult for hackers to penetrate your account. Sometimes, you could even lock yourself out if you lose access to your phone number or email; it is that secure.
Do Not Install Untrusted Apps:
When you are about install any app and you get a warning that the apps might be harmful to your device, desist from installing such apps. The insecurity of these apps could be a clear indication that they are fashioned by hackers to obtain your details.
Once your detail are obtained, they could be used to gain access into any account of yours, including your Snapchat. Ensure that all your apps are installed from the registered apps platform such as PlayStore or AppStore.
Turn On PlayProtect:
Ensure that your Play Protect is always turned on. This will go a long way to reduce the chances of your details being revealed to hackers by heeding to warnings from PlayProtect.
How to Recover a Hacked Snapchat Account
Are you faced with a Snapchat account recovery? Well, these steps below are what you should consider:
This option has been highlighted earlier in this article under the “How to Hack a Snapchat Account”. Refer to that part of this article and follow the steps highlighted, this time, not as a hacker, but as a user trying to recover their hacked Snapchat account.
Send a Message to Snapchat:
You could contact the support channel of Snapchat and provide them with a few details, which could aid your account recovery. Click the link below to visit the support page
You can also send an email to the official Snapchat email: [email protected]
Although, this method might take time, because there are other loads of other users who might have one account problem or another that needs attention. Due to this, Snapchat may take a long to respond to you.
Therefore, the Twitter page of Snapchat is considered a faster way of getting responses from them. To contact them on Twitter, send a tweet to @snapchatsupport and state your complaint. You can also use the Direct Message (DM) option.
More about hacking other platforms,
- How to Hack a TikTok Account? [Solved]
- How to Hack Someones WhatsApp (3 Proven Ways)
- How to Hack an Instagram Account?
This article is only written to show and discuss the possible methods that could be deployed to hack a Snapchat account, and does not encourage or support it in any way. However, if you must hack someone's Snapchat account, please have a genuine reason for doing so.
Confiscating people's social media accounts is considered criminal, and so, it is advised that you should educate yourself with the possible consequences that there may be, legally, and be responsible for them.