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How to half swipe on Snapchat with the new update

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Following the introduction of the Peek a Peek feature, many users are exploring methods to half swipe on Snapchat with the new update.

In the past, it was feasible to half-swipe on Snapchat, enabling users to read messages discreetly without triggering the "read" label. However, the said feature has changed the landscape by allowing people to see if someone half swipes, effectively ending this secretive practice.

In this guide, we will unveil effective strategies for half-swiping on Snapchat without the risk of being detected.

How to half swipe on Snapchat with the new update

Peek a Peek is exclusively available to Snapchat Plus subscribers. They can only detect someone else peeking into their chat if they are actively looking at their Chat feed at the moment of the half-swipe. In other words, no notification is sent when you half swipes into their chat.

Therefore, to half swipe on Snapchat with the new update, you have two options. You can either half swipe while the other person is offline or with individuals who do not have Snapchat Plus subscriptions.

Half-swipe while they are offline

Given that the Peek a Peek feature doesn't send notifications, you can half-swipe into the chat when they are offline. There are several indicators to tell if someone is online on Snapchat, such as the activity indicator (the green dot) or the flashing text.

Half-swipe on non-subscribers

Since Peek a Peek is only available to Snapchat Plus subscribers, you can continue half-swiping as you normally would when interacting with non-subscribers. In case you didn't know, there are ways to tell if someone has Snapchat Plus.

You also have the option to stop half-swiping


The most straightforward method to avoid getting caught while half-swiping is to refrain from peeking altogether. Instead, opt for active engagement with your conversations by promptly opening the chat, responding, and maintaining a seamless interaction.

And with that, we are wrapping up our guide on how to half swipe on Snapchat with the new update. While you are here, make sure you check out our other Snapchat guides, including how to see the best friends list on Snapchat Plus and how to see who rewatched your Snapchat story.

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