How to Half Swipe in Snapchat (2022)


Here’s how to half swipe in Snapchat so you can read a message without notifying the sender.

How to Half Swipe in Snapchat

If you’re a Snapchat user and want to subtly read a message without letting the other person know you read it, there’s a trick you can use. The trick is known as the Half Swipe technique, and it allows you to read the contents of a message without Snapchat marking it as read. In this guide, we’ll show you how to half swipe on Snapchat.

What is a Half Swipe in Snapchat?

Half swiping is a Snapchat trick where you swipe to view a message without fully opening it. It allows users to read the contents of a message without notifying the sender you’ve seen it.

How to Half Swipe in Snapchat

To half swipe in Snapchat:

  1. Open Snapchat and go to the Chat tab.
  2. Find the Chat you want to read.
  3. Press on the user’s Bitmoji and slowly swipe to the right until you can read the message.
  4. Swipe back to the left to close the message and leave it marked as unread.
How to Half Swipe in Snapchat (2022)

The sneaky Snapchat half swipe method lets you read a message without actually opening it. Snapchat triggers a chat message as read if you fully open it, so don’t swipe too far to the right, or it won’t work correctly. If you release your finger from the screen past the halfway swipe point, the message will open and be marked as read–try to avoid doing this if you’re trying to half swipe.

If done correctly, the message will still be marked as New chat, meaning the sender will not be notified that it was read. However, now you know what the message says, thanks to the half swipe.


Does half swipe work on Snapchat in 2022?

Yes, half swipe will continue to work on Snapchat in 2022.

Can people see half swipe on Snapchat 2022?

There is no way for a sender of a Snapchat message to tell if you’ve done a half swipe in 2022.

How do you read a snap without opening it?

To read a snap message without opening it, you can half swipe the message without fully opening it.

How can I read a Snapchat without the other person knowing?

To read a Snapchat message without the other person knowing, half swipe the message and don’t fully open it.

Is the half swipe notification real?

There is no half swipe notification that tells you if a Snapchat user has half swiped your message.

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