How To Snapchat Someone Without Adding Them


Snapchat is a quirky way to send snaps and chat with your friends. But what if you want to send Snaps to the person who is not friends with you on Snapchat? Yes, you can do that, provided the recipient has set the privacy settings to get Snaps from “Everyone”. If not, then your snap will be listed as Pending in your message list until the recipient hasn’t added you.

In this post, we will discuss how to Snapchat someone without adding them. Read on!

Well, to send Snapchats to someone who isn’t your friends, follow these steps:

Step 1: Locate Snapchat on your phone. In case you don’t have the app, go to Google Play Store for Android and App Store for iOS devices.

Also Read: How To Have Two Snapchat Accounts On One iPhone.

Step 2: Once installed the app; you need to sign up, in case of the freshly installed app, log in to your Snapchat account. If you already have Snapchat, tap on the Ghost logo on your phone to open it.  Login to your Snapchat account.

Step 3: Capture a snap. To take a snap, you need to tap on the Capture button (white circle) located at the lower-middle end of the screen. You can click a snap or make a video by holding the Capture button.

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Step 4: Once captured a snap or video, then click the Send button(white arrow inside a blue circle), located at the bottom right-hand side corner of your screen. You will get a Send To page.

Step 5: You will Send to the page, tap on the Search bar, located at the top of the window. You will get the keyboard, and you can search the person whom you want to send the snap.

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Step 6: You can key in the username of the person whom you want to add. Snapchat will show you results with similar usernames below the search bar.

Step 7: Click the similar username. If the matching username is found, click on the username to proceed. This will add that user to your Snapchat friend’s list.

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Step 8: Hit the Send button (an icon with a white arrow in a blue circle), and you will get a friend’s name at the lower end of the screen.

In case you don’t have the username, you can use the contact number of your friend. Also, if that person is nearby, you can scan the area for Snapchat users.

To scan for Snapchat users, you need to hit the blue coloured person icon located at the top right-hand side corner of the Send To page. Also, it would help if you opened the Add Friends option.

In this way, you can send snaps or chat with someone with or without adding them.

Also Read: How To Screenshot On Snapchat Without Them Knowing 2020: 8 Proven Ways.


If You’re Not Friends With Someone On Snapchat Can You Message Them?

Yes, you can send messages to someone on Snapchat without adding them. A person might receive it as some public profile keep it open for everyone to send texts.

How To Message Someone On Snapchat Without Adding Them?

It is possible to message someone on Snapchat without adding them, while them receiving your text and responding depends on them. It is one of the possibilities that the person has a message blocked from other than friends. In that case, your message will not be delivered and keeps showing Pending.

Can You Message Someone On Snapchat Without Being Friends?

If you know their Snapchat username, you can locate them on Snapchat. This lets you find out if they have a public profile, then you can try sending them a text. If they have the settings to receive texts from everyone, your message will be delivered. A lot of people keep their profiles open to get more views on Snapchat.

Can You Snap Someone Without Adding Them?

Yes, you can snap someone without adding them on the condition of them allowing this from everyone on Snapchat. This has to be turned on by them while using their Snapchat account.

How can I see Snapchat messages without being friends?

This might be due to your Snapchat Settings where you have allowed to receive messages from Everyone. If you do not wish to receive messages from everyone, go to settings and change it to Contacts only.

Is there a way to check someone’s Snapchat?

Yes, go to their profile and see if you can see their Snapchat Story without adding them. This means their profile is public; now there are chances how much they allow for the public view. It might be a possibility that you can check their profile and Snaps, but not text them.

How do you follow someone on Snapchat without adding them?

If you want to follow someone on Snapchat but do not wish to add them, it is possible on certain terms. If the person you want to follow has their profile on public mode. You get to see their Snapchat story without adding them. If you want to check out someone’s Snapchat story without them knowing, that’s also possible.

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