How to Replay a Snap

March 11, 2024
David Sunnyside

One of Snapchat’s main draws is its ephemeral nature, with photos and videos disappearing after being viewed. But sometimes you may want to see a Snap or Story again, especially if you missed it the first time around or just wanted another look. To remedy this, the app offers a handy replay feature. Here’s how to use it, and how many times you can replay a snap before it goes away permanently.

How to Replay a Snap

If you’ve been sent a Snap or Story that your friend would like you to replay, you can do so by tapping and holding on the screen. This will bring up a text box that you can type your response in. If you choose to reply via Snap, your friend will receive a notification that you have replayed their snap or story. However, the replay feature only works on Snaps that have been sent directly to you – not ones that you view in your Chats or Stories.

When you replay a Snap, you will see two pieces of text flashing underneath your friend’s name – the first saying Tap to chat, and then it will change to say Press and hold to replay. Keep pressing and holding on your friend’s name until their Snap reloads, which should only take a few seconds. Once reloaded, a solid red square will appear if it’s a photo Snap, and a purple one if it’s a video Snap.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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