Can Someone See If You View Their Snapchat Profile?

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Can Someone See If You View Their Snapchat Profile?

Can Someone See If You View Their Snapchat Profile?

No, nobody can see if you viewed their Snapchat profile. As at the time of writing this article, Snapchat does not have the feature to reveal profile views.

Therefore, if you view someone’s Snapchat profile, there will be no indication whatsoever, whether in the form of a push notification, email, text message, or in-app notification.

On Snapchat, every profile is public by default. There is no way to hide your profile or restrict your profile views.

Anyone can simply search you up on Snapchat by entering your Snapchat username. Because of this, Snapchat has not embedded the capability to reveal profile views.

Also, unlike other platforms such as dating sites or social networking sites, Snapchat does not treat your account as an actual profile with profile setting and bio capabilities.

Rather, it treats your account as an application database item. As such, there is no way to monitor profile views on the platform..

So, if you want to view someone’s Snapchat profile, there is no need to worry about getting found out. All you need to do is open their profile and view whatever information that you want, knowing that there will be no indication to the person that you have viewed their profile.

Not only can you view their profile freely without being found out, they also do not have any control over what information on their profile that you can view.

This is because as we explained earlier, a Snapchat profile is not really a profile with profile setting capabilities. Snapchat decides by default what information you can see depending on whether you are Snapchat friends with the person or not.

The only thing that they can control is who can view their stories and who can contact them on Snapchat. Therefore, if there is anyone whose profile you want to view on Snapchat, you can go ahead and do so without fear of being found out.

However, you should know that if you view their Story, they will surely know that you viewed it if they check. All they need to do is:

1. Open their profile page and click on the Story tab

2. Then they would have to click on the Story

3. When the Story opens, they simply need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to see the list of who viewed the Story. If you viewed their Story, they will surely see your username listed on the viewers list.

Can You See Who Views Your Snapchat Profile?

No, just as someone cannot see when you view their Snapchat profile, you also cannot see when someone views your Snapchat profile. As we explained earlier, Snapchat does not notify users in anyway when their profile has been has been viewed.

There is no setting that you can turn on or off on for profile views, nor is there any privacy setting to control who views your profile. If you’re worried about some people finding out who you are on Snapchat, you could easily use a pseudonym as your Snapchat name.

The only thing you can control about your content view is who can view your stories. If you do not want your stories to be viewable by everyone you can change the settings following the steps below:

1. Launch the Snapchat app on your phone

2. Click on your profile icon at the top left corner of the screen

3. Next, click the settings or gear icon at the top right of the screen

4. On the settings page, scroll down to the privacy control section and tap on View my story

Here you will find the following options:

Everyone: this means that anyone with a Snapchat account who comes across your profile can view your Snapchat story

Friends: this means that only your friends on Snapchat can view your Snapchat story.

Custom: this allows you to decide which friends can, and which friends cannot view your Snapchat story.

Still under the privacy control section, you can also control other things like who can contact you on Snapchat and you can see you in Quick Add.

When it comes to who can contact you, click on Contact Me:

Here you can choose either of friends, friends and contacts, or everyone

For appearing in Quick Add, this setting allows you to decide whether your Snapchat profile gets shown to other Snapchat users who you may have mutual friends or any other kind of connection with, such as your being a contact on their phone.

If you do not want to get shown as a suggestion to such people, then turn it off at Quick Add.

Is There A Snapchat Viewing Profile Notification?

No, there is no Snapchat viewing profile notification. To alert you on activities on your Snapchat account, Snapchat sends:

Push notifications.

In-app notifications.

Emails or text messages.

Some of the activities that you are alerted on include.

When you receive snaps and chats.

When a contact joins Snapchat.

When some action has been performed your account and so on.

But as at the time of writing this article, there is no push, in-app, email or SMS notification from Snapchat for when someone views your profile or when you view someone’s profile.

So, even if you are on the Snapchat app when someone views your profile, there is no way for you to find out.

Unlike a Snapchat story where you can use the eye icon to know if and how many people viewed the story, there is no icon or feature to tell when someone views your Snapchat profile.

How To Know If Someone Views Your Snapchat Profile

Just as we have explained so far, there is absolutely no way to know if someone views your Snapchat profile, nor is there a way to find out who exactly viewed your Snapchat profile.

Apart from the technical explanation that we provided around the nature of Snapchat profiles, we would also like to point out the following about Snapchat:

In their privacy policy, Snapchat makes it clear that they are all about sharing user content, and so they make your profile information including your username, name, profile picture, Snapcode, and bitmoji freely available to other Snapchatters.

Because this information is freely available to all Snapchatters by default, Snapchat does not feel the need to add a feature that enables you to see who views your Snapchat profile.

Can You Use Third-Party Apps To Find Out?

No, you cannot use any third-party app to find out who viewed your Snapchat profile.

Even though there are some third-party applications on Google Play Store and Apple App Store that claim to have the feature to let you know who viewed your profile picture, none of it is actually true.

From extensive research, we have found that none of these apps work, and they only collect your Snapchat user information to sell them to third parties and advertisers.

But as at the time of writing this article, there is no third-party application that you can use to find out when someone views your profile or who exactly viewed your profile on Snapchat.

Because of this, we strongly advise that you stay away from installing any third=party applications that claim to integrate with Snapchat to provide you with information about activities on your Snapchat profile.

It is true that Snapchat allows you to integrate with other applications which you can actually view in the settings below:

1. Open the Snapchat app on your phone and click on your profile icon at the top left of the screen

2. Then click on settings at the top right of the screen

3. Under the My Account section, you will see Partner Connections; click on that

Here, you will see all the third-party applications that you have integrated with your Snapchat account which may collect information about your usage of Snapchat.

However, none of these third-party app integrations will show you when someone views your profile or who exactly viewed your profile.

Does Snapchat Notify When You View Someone’s Profile?

No, Snapchat does not notify when you view someone’s profile. As we explained earlier, there is absolutely no form of notification for when you view someone’s profile or when someone views your profile.

This may change in the future but it is unlikely because of the nature of the Snapchat application.

As we explained in the privacy policy, Snapchat makes all your public information including your name, username, profile picture, and bitmoji available to all Snapchat users. This is why you even get notifications when someone on your contact list joins Snapchat.

This is a business model that is unlikely to change.

Therefore, at least for now, there is no notification for when you view someone’s profile on Snapchat. The only way that someone may know that you have viewed their profile is if you view their story.

You may already know that Snapchat does notify when you view someone’s story. Even though they do not receive a notification, they will see the eye icon on the story and swipe up the story to see the list of who viewed it.

If they see your username as one of their story viewers, they can surmise that you also viewed their Snapchat profile. Other than this, there is absolutely no way for them to find out that you viewed their Snapchat profile.

What Happens When You View Someone’s Snapchat Profile?

When you view someone’s Snapchat profile, nothing happens on their end. They will not know that you have viewed their profile because there is no form of notification that you have done so.

When you view someone’s Snapchat profile, you’ll be able to see their public information such as their username, name, bitmoji, or profile picture.

If you are friends on Snapchat, you will see other information such as their star sign, snap score, and snap map.

Whatever information you are able to view will not send any notification to the person that you have viewed it. However, if you take a screenshot of their friendship, their will receive a notification that you have done so.

It is simple: as at the time of writing this article, there is no way to find out profile views on Snapchat!

 

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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