How to turn on Peek a Peek on Snapchat

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If you wish to identify individuals who read your messages secretly, you need to turn on Peek a Peek on Snapchat.

With the latest update, Snapchat has officially rolled out the Peek a Peek feature, enabling users to see if someone half swipes into a Chat. The era of covert observation on the platform is now coming to an end, as this feature will expose discreet readers.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the simple steps to turn on Peek a Peek and help you discover who is secretly reading your messages.

How to turn on Peek a Peek on Snapchat

Peek a Peek is a premium feature available exclusively to Snapchat Plus subscribers. To turn it on Snapchat, go to your profile, tap your Snapchat+ membership card at the top, and toggle 'Peek a Peek' on.

Once the Peek a Peek feature is active, you will see a 'đź‘€' emoji next to the conversation in your Chat feed when they half swipe into it. This feature applies to both one-on-one conversations and group chats on Snapchat.

However, it's essential to understand that Snapchat does not notify you when someone is peeking. The only way you can be aware of it is if you happen to be actively viewing your Chat feed while the other person is peeking.

In case Peek a Peek is not working for you, we recommend you try out the troubleshooting tips in the linked article.

How to not get caught peeking on Snapchat

The simplest approach is to resist the urge to peek and instead, engage in the conversation by opening the chat and responding promptly.

If that doesn't suit your preference, an alternative method is to avoid peeking at users with Snapchat+. There are ways to tell if someone has Snapchat Plus, so use these methods to steer clear of peeking into their Chat.

Given that the feature doesn't send notifications, you can discreetly peek 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.

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