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What is Half Swipe on Snapchat?

SNAPCHAT users used a feature that allowed them to read messages without the sender’s knowledge.

However, this feature has been removed to the dismay of many users.

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A Snapchat logo displayed on a smartphone with a Snapchat logo in the background

What is Half Swipe on Snapchat?

Half Swipe is a feature that allows you to view a message without notifying the sender.

Although this feature was unintentionally created by Snapchat, users have taken advantage of this feature to view messages and decide which messages to reply to without worrying about the sender knowing you’ve seen their text.

To use half swipe, you need to half swipe the screen by tapping the sender’s icon to read the message without opening it.

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Does Half Swipe still work?

Unfortunately for users, this Snapchat feature was changed in 2021.

As a result, the sender will get a notification that you’ve seen the message even if you use the half-swipe method.

This means that every time you look at someone else’s message, your bit emoji will appear in the chat, indicating that you’ve read the message.

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What are people saying about Half Swipe?

A user complained on Twitter saying: “So Snap notifies people when you half-swipe their chat?? I pray that’s not true.”

Other added: “This is my request for Snapchat to remove the half swipe feature for everyone but me because honestly it’s one of the things that annoys me the most.”

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Additionally one person specified: “I wish you could half swipe Snapchat pics.”

“Wait, does Snap really send notifications when people half-swipe your chat?” added Another user.

https://www.the-sun.com/tech/5591253/what-is-half-swipe-on-snapchat/ What is Half Swipe on Snapchat?

Chris Barrese

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