How To Fake Live Snaps in Snapchat

Posted by Robert Hayes on October 16, 2019
How to Fake Live Snaps in Snapchat

Snapchat seems like it has been around forever, but in fact, this feature-laden little app is still a relative newcomer (if still a heavyweight). There are far too many image and video sharing apps ND sitting out there on the Internet for anyone to declare a particular app “the winner” of the niche, but if one app could claim the title, it would be Snapcat. Since it reached the marketplace 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 they did on other similar apps, as everyone knew that the photos were taken in real-time, seconds before being shared with other users. At least, that’s how things used to work, but some changes have been made over the past few years, and although not everyone knows this, it’s now possible to “fake” a live snap. In this article, I will show you how it has been done.

Can You Fake a Live Snap?

From the beginning of Snapchat, you could always post a story that was made up of videos you had filmed earlier. However, doing so would always inform the viewers of your video of your actions. Whenever you uploaded an existing picture, Snapchat will display the story undenearth a header reading “From Camera Roll”.  In recent years, Shapchat has lightened up a little bit (but only a different bit) with the addition of the Memories feature, which allows you to stitch together a series of Precincts.

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. But having done that. there’s no further addition of intrusive user interface clutter 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 pictures. This enhances the ability to brazenly false old material as new, simply because people won’t remember when other people hit the screen, and they won’t remember when they started using certain features. 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.

How Do You Send Snapchats From Your Camera Roll?

There used to be a bug that would let you upload old photos, but Snapchat seems to have repaired this glitch as of this writing (October 2019). Here are the archived instructions from when this did use to work. 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.

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. (Do you ever get a little insecure about whether people are seeing your snaps? Check out this guide to what it means when someone is typing but no message comes through.)

How to Send a Picture From Camera Roll as a Snap – Camera

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, and it is available for iOS.


SnapShare is a great looking app you will fall in love with, and it won’t take a long time to learn. 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.

Fake Stories for Snapchat

Unlike the SnapShare program for iOS, Fake Stories for Snapchat is actually a prank app that lets you fabricate an apparent Snapchat story with your own pictures and files. Having created the fake Story, you can upload it to your own Snapchat account. Some users do warn that Snapchat does not approve of this app, and there are rumors of one-day account suspensions for anyone found uploading a faked Story. So prank with care!

If you find yourself still scratching your head at Snapchat’s sometimes-arcane free-form interface, you should check out this great resource on understanding the basics of Snapchat.

2 thoughts on “How To Fake Live Snaps in Snapchat”

robin says:
how do u use snap share??!
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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