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This article looks at using FlexiSPY and StealthGenie when monitoring Snapchat logs from your iPhone target phone.
If you haven’t yet heard of Snapchat, you should. It’s currently one of the hottest social apps in the world. Snapchat is a unique type of IM for its sharing of “impermanent” photos and videos which last up to 10 seconds only, and are believed impossible to archive, save or view more than once.
Intensely popular with youth and adults who want to flirt discreetly, if your target uses Snapchat you may want to be monitoring it. Snapchat inspires more risqué behavior in photo sharing, simply because of how it works. You might already monitor Facebook and other IM’s, but the allure of instant gratification with the (ill-conceived) notion of impermanence makes users more reckless in sharing the kind of selfies and other images they would never post on Facebook, or any other IM’s. This also makes Snapchat a potential worst nightmare for many parents of teenagers.
Snapchat communicates by IM chat, photos and video clips that display for up to 10 seconds when a contact opens them, and a live video function. No stickers, audio recordings, location or profile photos are part of Snapchat, as it is designed primarily to encourage spontaneous and presumably temporary, or self-destructing photo sharing.
There are 5 basic types of chat information you can send via Snapchat:
- Contact Name
- Snap photo
- Snap video clip
- Snap chat (text)
- Video call (live streaming)
We used this information as sample data for testing both FlexiSPY and its competitors. In the screenshot Fig. 1 you can see a typical screen from Snapchat as it appears on a mobile phone. The image here shows one picture sent and another received that is still waiting to be viewed.
How does StealthGenie capture Snapchat?
StealthGenie does not offer Snapchat monitoring. This is compared to 4 out of 5 types of Snapchat communications successfully captured by FlexiSPY. This included text chat logs, contact names, pictures and videos sent and received.
StealthGenie claims to monitor Facebook, Viber, Skype, WhatsApp, iMessage and BBM for iPhone, but not Snapchat. We cover how well StealthGenie captured these other IMs in other reviews from this series.
How does FlexiSPY capture Snapchat?
FlexiSPY accurately captured all Snapchat text, photos and videos sent between our target iPhone user and multiple contacts, which were also identified by contact name. Although these communications are displayed only temporarily inside the app itself, FlexiSPY successfully monitored, captured and archived all of it.
The FlexiSPY dashboard provides a scrolling history of the communications between your target and all Snapchat contacts and comfortably displays this on alternating sides of the screen. FlexiSPY is currently the only cell phone monitoring and spyphone software to capture Snapchat logs; this puts FlexiSPY clearly in the lead for monitoring “ephemeral” Snapchat text, photos and videos.
Only FlexiSPY monitors Snapchat logs. No other mobile monitoring software offers it – including StealthGenie.
FlexiSPY vs StealthGenie – Who Captures More Snapchat?
StealthGenie does not offer any Snapchat monitoring, so you can’t capture any Snapchat communication logs with StealthGenie. If your target uses Snapchat you’ll need FlexiSPY to monitor it, as FlexiSPY is the only cell phone spy software on the market that monitors Snapchat.
FlexiSPY doesn’t yet capture live streaming video in Snapchat, but it does capture all Snapchat text messages, photos and videos, plus contact names. FlexiSPY is currently the only cell phone monitoring software to offer Snapchat IM logging, including Snapchat photos and videos. FlexiSPY sends Snapchat’s ephemeral or temporary text and images into your personal online archive, inside your FlexiSPY account.
FlexiSPY captures Snapchat and clearly identifies each of the contacts your target is communicating with and displays this information in an easy to read manner (See Fig. 3). FlexiSPY offers more tracking and monitoring across all smartphone communications. If you need Snapchat monitoring, FlexiSPY is the only choice.
FlexiSPY also captures other popular IM services which are summarized in the table below and in the blog article here. These are compared in other articles from this series.
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