How to Reopen Snaps on Snapchat?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Reopen Snaps on Snapchat?

Did you know that you can only open spans twice on Snapchat?

How to reopen Snaps on Snapchat? You can open it the first time sends it, and then you can replay it once.

Snapchat doesn’t let you see a snap three times in a row. Twice is the maximum number of times you can watch a snap.

But there’s a way to reopen your snaps on Snapchat as often as you want.

This guide will teach you how to reopen snaps on Snapchat multiple times.

  1. Turn on Airplane Mode
  2. Open Snapchat and replay the snap
  3. Reinstall Snapchat
  4. Reopen Snapchat and reopen the snap

Keep reading to find out how!

How to Reopen Snaps on Snapchat?

How Can You Reopen Snaps on Snapchat?

The secret is using airplane mode to your advantage.

Turning on airplane mode doesn’t allow Snapchat to register any actions.

The trick is turning airplane mode on, viewing the snap twice, reinstalling Snapchat, and reopening the snap.

Sure, it takes a lot of time, but it might be worth it if you want to reopen the snap.

You need to reinstall Snapchat to reopen the snap multiple times, though.

Follow the steps below to do this:

  • Turn on Airplane Mode
Turn on Airplane Mode
Turn on Airplane Mode

The first thing you should do is turn on airplane mode.

Swipe down from the top of your screen and select Airplane Mode.

  • Open Snapchat and replay the snap
Open Snapchat and replay the snap
Open Snapchat and replay the snap

The first step is replaying the snap after you’ve already seen it once.

To do this, open the chat, see the snap once, and then hold down on it to open the options.

Hold to repay or save
Hold to repay or save

Then, select “Replay” to replay the snap.

Select “Replay” to replay the snap
Select “Replay” to replay the snap

Now you can try replaying it once more and see that Snapchat doesn’t let you.

It only shows that the snap has been opened already.

Opened snaps
Opened snaps

There’s nothing you can do. But there is!

  • Reinstall Snapchat
Uninstall Snapchat
Uninstall Snapchat

Uninstall the app by long-tapping on the icon and select Settings.

You should find the Uninstall option somewhere.

If not, you can navigate to your phone settings – Apps – Snapchat – Uninstall.

Phone settings
Phone settings

After uninstalling it, you should navigate the App Store and reinstall Snapchat.

Install Snapchat
Install Snapchat
  • Reopen Snapchat and reopen the snap
Reopen Snapchat and reopen the snap
Reopen Snapchat and reopen the snap

You’ll notice that the snap can be opened again.

It’s as if you never opened it in the first place.

Before you look at the chat, you should refresh the chats by swiping down from the top of the chat screen.

Once you notice that the snap can be opened again, turn on Airplane Mode.

Then, open the snap. This will let you replay the snap again.

If you want to see the snap again, refresh the chat, turn on airplane mode, and view the snap as many times as you want.

Please don’t open the snap without airplane mode because it’ll register as opened on Snapchat.

If this happens, you’ll need to reinstall Snapchat again.

Conclusion

Reopening snaps on Snapchat has always been a controversial topic.

You can only open the snap twice – the first time you receive it, and then you can replay it once.

But that’s it. If you want to reply more than twice, you’ll need to use the airplane mode trick.

Reinstall Snapchat, refresh the chats, turn on airplane mode, and see the snap.

Whenever you want to see the snap, turn on airplane mode, and reopen it.

This should help you reopen the snap an unlimited number of times!

FAQ

Can you replay a snap after you close Snapchat?

No, you can’t.

Closing Snapchat will also delete your option to replay the snap.

If you want to replay the snap, you should remain on Snapchat and not close it.

Most users have experienced this problem, and it seems to be a feature of the app rather than a bug.

But if you haven’t opened the snap the first time, you shouldn’t worry.

The option to open it will still be there when you next open the app.

The only problem is you can’t replay it after closing the app.

Why can you only open a snap twice?

Because this is Snapchat’s idea of privacy.

The app is more secure and private messaging than other similar apps.

You can even set the chats to delete after a set number of hours. This is a default setting, no less.

Without the airplane trick, there’d be no way to reopen snaps more than twice.

Most people don’t find this a problem since it encourages them to express themselves freely.

Knowing that the snaps and chats will eventually disappear makes everyone comfortable.

Still, if there’s a snap you don’t want to lose, that’s a problem.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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