What is After Dark on Snapchat?

An image of the in-app prompt to add After Dark Stories on Snapchat

An image of the in-app prompt to add After Dark Stories on Snapchat

Snapchat After Dark Stories, the latest addition to the app, has left users wondering what it is and how it works.

Much like other enigmatic features on Snapchat such as the solar system and the blinking delivered message, this new functionality has piqued the curiosity of Snapchat enthusiasts, adding an element of excitement for exploring what it offers.

In this guide, we'll delve into what After Dark is all about and provide you with a clear understanding of how it functions.

What is After Dark on Snapchat?

After Dark Stories are a special type of Stories on Snapchat that are only active between 8pm and 5am on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. During this time, you can add your Snaps to this special Story called "After Dark."

Starting at 5am, you can watch the Snaps that your friends added to the After Dark Story to see what they posted during the night. But there's a catch: you can only see the Story if you also added a Snap to it on the previous night.

After Dark Stories are essentially Snapchat's version of the "post to see what others are posting" concept, inspired by platforms like BeReal and TikTok Now. It's all about sharing your own photo or video so you can then check out what others have posted.

How to post an After Dark Story on Snapchat

Snapchat allows you to create an After Dark Story exclusively during the nighttime hours of 8pm to 5am, but specifically limited to Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. This unique feature is unavailable during other times and on different days of the week.

Here are the steps to post an After Dark Story on Snapchat:

  • Go to your Profile
  • Tap 'Add to After Dark' under 'My Stories'
  • Take a Snap and send it to add it to the Story

Alternatively, you can also post for After Dark from the Send To screen by selecting ‘After Dark’ under Stories. It is also worth mentioning that you can only add one Snap to the After Dark Story each night.

And that's everything you need to know about After Dark Stories on Snapchat. While you are here, make sure checkout out other useful guides, including how to see the best friends list on Snapchat Plus and how to see who rewatched your story on Snapchat.

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