How To Fake Live Snaps in Snapchat

Posted by Jessie Richardson on May 10, 2019
How to Fake Live Snaps in Snapchat

Since it hit the market in 2011, Snapchat has become one of the most popular and widely used apps for real-time photo chat and image sharing.

A lot of this popularity was due to the fact that the posts felt more real than with other similar apps as everyone knew that the photos were taken in real time, seconds before being shared with other users. That’s how things used to work, but some changes were made during the past few years, making it possible for you to fake live snaps.

Posting Previously Recorded Snap Videos

You could post Snapchat stories made up of videos you’ve made earlier. The option was available since the launch of the app, but it would always let other users know that the video was taken earlier. If you uploaded something to a Snapchat story hours after recording it, the post had a little header reading “from Camera Roll.”

That was the only way of posting something you’ve taken in the past until recently. The Snapchat app allows you to film clips and save them as Memories you can upload later. Instead of reading “from Camera Roll,” it now reads “from Memories.” The white border won’t be visible anymore, giving your content a cleaner look.

The feature attracted more users because they got a little more freedom when it comes to uploading posts. That means that you’ll be able to fake posts to a certain degree because people won’t know exactly when the video or photo was taken.

Easy Snapchat Hack

Uploading an old photo should be impossible, but there’s a tiny bug you can exploit and send snaps from your gallery as live snaps, without the “Memories” sign appearing in the corner. We are not sure how long this will work, but the last time we tried it, it was still on.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Tap on the original picture in the albums and choose “Send to My Story.”
  2. Open the story and click download. Delete the saved image right away.
  3. Tap on the Settings icon and scroll down to Memories.
    snapchat settings
  4. Tap on Memories and hit Import from the Camera Roll. Find the picture you downloaded from “My Story”.
    Import Snaps from the Camera Roll
  5. Go back to the starting screen and select the new picture.
  6. Tap on the “Send” button, and you can choose to send the new photo to your Camera Roll as well as your friends. In this case, tap on “Send to My Story”. The newly uploaded camera roll picture won’t have the “Memories” header.

As you can see, the process is straightforward. If you’re still not sure how to do it, you can find all kinds of YouTube tutorials that will show you each step.

If you want to take things further and add old photos from your gallery, you will need a complimentary app that will make this possible. You can find a bunch of apps that do that. Let’s take a closer look at a few of those apps and what they offer.

Faking Live Snaps via Third-Party Apps

There used to be several third-party app for faking live snaps on Snapchat, but most of them have since been removed from the official stores due to not being compliant with Snapchat’s Terms of Use. However, there is still one fully functional third-party app that allows you to fake live snaps, but it’s only available on iOS devices.


SnapShare is a great looking app you will fall in love with in no time. Apart from being able to fake live snaps, you will also be able to block unwanted users from viewing your profile and stay in touch with friends and family through a built-in instant messaging system.

If that’s not enough, the app allows you to scan QR codes, photograph documents, add filters, improve the resolution of your images, and so on. The entire communication is encrypted, so you won’t have to worry about safety in case you’re sending sensitive information.

Over to You

Has the Snapchat hack outlined in this article helped you fake a snap? Do you know of any other fake snap app that works? Share your thoughts and app picks in the comment section below.

One thought on “How To Fake Live Snaps in Snapchat”

emily says:
im just trying to send a gallery photo live from my camera roll to my friends cause i look rough right now and i dont wanna them to be joking on me if i send a picture of me right now but hopefully yall giving me works cause i really need need to send them a old pic from my gallery live

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