Can Someone See If You Replay Their Snapchat Story?

Last Updated: April 8, 2024
Published by Ruby Cobb

When you interact with stories on Snapchat, your level of visibility as a viewer is subject to specific notification rules set by the platform.

Understanding these rules is crucial for maintaining your desired level of privacy.

Viewing a Story: Initially, when you view someone's story, the content uploader can see that you've interacted with their story.

Your user name will appear on the list of story viewers that the uploader can access.

Replaying a Story:

  • For public stories, there is no notification sent to the content creator if you replay their story. They will be notified only of the initial view.
  • For direct snaps (private, person-to-person messages), if you replay them, the sender will receive a notification indicating the replay.

Screen Recording a Story:

  • Snapchat will notify users if you take a screenshot of their content, but it will not send a notification for a screen recording.

The table below outlines the notifications sent to users based on your activities:

Your Action User Notified? Content Type
View their story Yes (initial view) Public/Personal
Replay their story No Public
Replay a direct snap Yes Personal
Screenshot their story/chat Yes Public/Personal
Screen record their story No (as of last update) Public

Note that Snapchat may update its features and privacy policies.

Always check the latest Snapchat guidelines for the most current information.

Replaying a Story: The User Experience

Snapchat app on phone

When you replay a story on Snapchat, the process is simple, with no indication to the story owner that you've viewed it more than once.

This ensures a discreet user experience.

Steps to Replay a Story

To replay a Snapchat story, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your Android or iOS device.
  2. Swipe right from the camera screen to access the Stories tab.
  3. Find the desired story you want to replay.
  4. Tap the Replay icon (if available) for the story you wish to view again.

Please note that not all stories may be available for replay.

Visual Indicators of a Replay

Snapchat does not provide any visual cues to the story uploader when their story is replayed.

As a viewer:

  • View Count: Swipe up or tap the eye icon to see who has viewed the story.
  • No Replay Icon: There is no specific icon to show that a story has been replayed by a user.

This lack of indicators ensures privacy for you as a viewer when replaying content.

Ruby Cobb
Ruby has a passion for all things tech. Whether that be building computers, setting up a network, or wiring a home theater. Ruby is an avid gamer, writer, and researcher. When she's not writing articles for Rocky MTN Ruby she enjoys hiking, binge watching TV shows, and playing with her German Shorthaired Pointer.
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