How To See Old Messages On Snapchat Without Adding Them

As a longtime Snapchat user, I know how frustrating it can be when you want to see old messages without having to add someone as a friend. Whether it’s because you accidentally deleted the conversation or you’re just curious to revisit a past conversation, finding a way to see those old messages can be a challenge. However, with a little bit of creativity and some help from third-party tools, it is possible to access those messages without having to add the person on Snapchat.

Method 1: Using Snap Map

One way to see old messages on Snapchat without adding someone is by using the Snap Map feature. Snap Map allows you to see the location of your friends on a map, but it can also be used to access conversations.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Snapchat and pinch the screen with two fingers to access the Snap Map.
  2. Search for the person’s username or scroll through the map to find their location.
  3. Tap on their Bitmoji to open a popup window.
  4. Tap on the chat icon to view the conversation history.

Using Snap Map to access old messages can be helpful, but keep in mind that it only works if the person has their location sharing enabled.

Method 2: Using Third-Party Apps

If the Snap Map method doesn’t work or if you want to access older messages that are not visible on Snap Map, you can try using third-party apps. These apps allow you to save and view Snapchat messages without the need to add the person on Snapchat.

One popular app for this purpose is Snaphack. Snaphack allows you to save and view Snapchat messages without the sender knowing. However, it’s important to note that using third-party apps to access Snapchat messages goes against Snapchat’s terms of service and can lead to your account being permanently banned. Use these apps at your own risk.

Method 3: Requesting Data from Snapchat Support

If you have a legitimate reason to access old messages on Snapchat, such as for legal or personal reasons, you can try contacting Snapchat support and requesting your data. Snapchat retains user data for a limited period of time, and they may be able to provide you with the conversation history you’re looking for.

Here’s how to request your data from Snapchat support:

  1. Visit the Snapchat Support website and go to the “Contact Us” or “Help Center” section.
  2. Submit a request explaining your situation and include as much information as possible, such as the usernames of the people involved and the approximate date of the conversation.
  3. Wait for a response from Snapchat support. They will let you know if they are able to provide you with the requested data.


While it may seem difficult to see old messages on Snapchat without adding someone, there are a few methods you can try. Using the Snap Map feature or third-party apps can help you access old messages, but be aware of the risks and potential consequences of using third-party apps. If you have a legitimate reason to access old messages, reaching out to Snapchat support may provide a solution. Remember to always respect the privacy of others and use these methods responsibly.