How to fake Live Snaps on Snapchat? (2023 Updated)

Snapchat has become a fun way of interacting with friends and family. It has been in the limelight because of its interesting and fun filters and also because of its cool features that hold up user’s attention. If we are talking about Snapchat, how can we forget about the Snaps? You must have shared Snaps with your friends but have you ever shared Fake Live Snaps on Snapchat? Yes, you read it right. You can fake live snaps on Snapchat. If you are new to this, below is everything that would let you send fake live snaps on Snapchat when you are short of real-time pictures and videos.

Quick Takeaways 

  • Snapchat was first launched under the name of Picaboo and then was relaunched under its current name.
  • Snapchat allows you to send real-time videos and pictures of yourself and what you are currently doing.
  • You can fake a live snap on Snapchat by accessing your camera roll.

However, you must read till the end to know more about how to fake a live snap on Snapchat.

What is Snapchat?

Snapchat is an American app for Android as well as iOS users. It is a social media app for you to share pictures and videos with your friends, family, and acquaintances. The app was first launched in July 2011 when its name was Picaboo. After a few months, it was relaunched by the name of Snapchat in September 2011. In India, it was launched on November 14, 2012.

The app is a new way to interact with your loved ones, through messaging, sending snaps, and calling. It also has many wonderful filters that allow you to take pictures and videos that change and transform your appearance entirely. It also has an interesting feature called Snaps.

The app is free for all users which means both Android and iOS users can easily download and use the app. If you still haven’t tried Snapchat, you must.

What are Snaps on Snapchat?

You must be thinking what Snaps actually mean, but don’t worry we will let you know everything about Snaps on Snapchat.

Also known as Live Snaps, these are a fun way to share your life with others. This involves sharing real-time pictures and videos of you and what you are currently doing. Isn’t this interesting to share everything with your friends and loved ones? There are three interesting ways with which you can share your current activities with others which are pictures and Videos. But many users share screens in their snaps. We will let you know each one of them briefly.

Pictures as Snaps

Pictures are the best way to share as snaps. It is also a quick way to share your current activities with your friends. You just have to quickly open your Snapchat and click a picture, that’s all! Now just share that snap with your friends and family members. The best part about Snap is that you do not need to access your camera roll to decide on a perfect snap to send to your friends. 


The best way to keep your friends updated about your life also has a downside which is the duration of the picture. 

  • The picture you sent as a snap will disappear after 24 hours which means that the friends you are sharing the snaps with need to see that picture before it disappears.
  •  Also, you will not be able to see that snap. 
  • Your friends can only view the snap twice and not more than that.

Videos as Snaps

Video is another way of sending snaps to your friends. You just have to record a video of yourself or what you are doing currently and send it to your friends and family. The best thing about sending a video snap is that it would not take up the device’s space for those who will view the snap.


The downside of video snaps is the same as that of the picture snap.

  • The video snap will disappear after 24 hours making it necessary for your friends to view it in that duration.
  • You cannot view your video snap after it is sent.

Screen as Snaps

Sending screen is nothing but just sharing your current screen on your device with your friends. This can involve sharing important information, and other interesting things. Another simple yet interesting way to share what you are currently doing on your phone with your friends. 


The only limitation to this way of sending snaps is that you need to be very careful while sharing your screen with your friends as it could be embarrassing if you were not careful.

Step-by-Step Guide to Share Fake Live Snaps on Snapchat.

Now, that you know what snaps are, you also need to know that you can also send live snaps on Snapchat. Yes, you read it right. Snaps can be faked as you are not always doing fun and interesting activities at all times. Also, that makes you unsure to share snaps with your friends in this situation. If you are wondering how can one share a fake real-time picture or video with your friends and family, then below is a step-by-step guide with which you can also fake a Live Snap on Snapchat and make your friends think that you are up to something really interesting and happening.

Step 1

Go to any video-sharing app say Youtube and find a video that appears appropriate to you for sharing as a snap.

Step 2

Make sure the video is not too long. The video must be only 10 seconds long. Do not select a video that exceeds this duration. You also need to make sure that the selected video is not in landscape mode.

Step 3

Download the video on your device.

Step 4

Now, you need to open Snapchat on your device and go to the Create Snap screen.

Step 5

At the top right corner, you will be able to see an icon to flip your camera. Click on it and rotate your camera from Selfie to Rear Camera view.

Step 6

You will be able to see the upload option at the bottom left of your screen. Click on it.

Step 7

After that, your Snapchat will access your device’s storage and you will be able to see the pictures as well as videos in your camera roll. Now locate the video you downloaded from YouTube.

Step 7

Click on the video. Now you can add stickers to your video to make it interesting by clicking the square-shaped icon at the left side of your screen. You can also add exciting filters and music to your snap.

Snap 8

After editing the video, you just have to send it. For that, you have to click the Next icon at the bottom right of the screen. It will se it as a Blue colored icon.

Step 9

Click on the next option and you will see a list of your friends on Snapchat. Select the friends with whom you want to share your Snap and your snap will be shared.

Bonus Tip: Just like you shared a video from Youtube, you can also share your previous videos and pictures as fke snaps which you haven’t shared before.


Snapchat is the most liked social media app. From funny and cool filters to calling and sending snaps to your friends, it knows how to keep its users engaged. Sending snaps is another fun way of interacting with your friends and keeping each other updated about your lives. If you are at a birthday party, or on a vacation, you can send snaps to your friends in the form of videos and pictures to let them know you are having fun.

But what if you are currently not up to something happening and interesting, and you still want to send snaps to your Snapchat friends?Then  you can fake your live snaps. You can either fake a video snap or a picture snap. You just need to open your Snapchat ad with the flip camera icon, you will be able to see upload option. After clicking that, Snapchat will be able to access your camera roll. From there, you can select any video or picture and send it to your Snapchat friends.


Can you tell that your friends are faking snaps on Snapchat?

No, there is no way with which you can detect that the person has sent you a fake snap.

Can you send a video from your camera roll as snap?

Yes, you can send a video as well as picture on Snapchat as a Snap.

Why did my snap disappeared?

Snapchat snaps have a duration of 24 hours and after that duration, it disappears.

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