In this article, we review FlexiSPY and Mobistealth’s performance when spying on Snapchat logs from your iPhone target phone.

Snapchat has become one of the most popular and fastest growing social media apps in the world over the past year. Snapchat is a different kind of IM, notable for its sharing of “impermanent” photos and videos that last only up to 10 seconds, and are believed impossible to archive, save or view more than once.

Widely popular with young people and flirtatious adults chatting discreetly, if your target uses Snapchat you may want to know about it. Snapchat encourages more risqué behavior and photo sharing, simply because of how it works. You may be monitoring Facebook and other IM’s, but the allure of instant gratification and the (ill-conceived) notion of impermanence makes Snapchat users more reckless about sharing selfies they would never send over Facebook, or anywhere else. This also makes Snapchat potentially a parent’s worst nightmare.

Snapchat Options

Snapchat uses standard IM chat, photos and video clips that display for only up to 10 seconds when a contact taps on them, and a live video function. No stickers, audio recordings, location or profile photos are shared via Snapchat, as it is designed primarily to encourage spontaneous and presumably temporary photo sharing.
There are 5 basic pieces of chat that can be sent via Snapchat:

  • Contact Name
  • Snap photo
  • Snap video clip
  • Snap chat (text)
  • Video call (live streaming)

We used each of these in 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 waiting to be viewed.

How does Mobistealth capture Snapchat?

Mobistealth doesn’t offer any Snapchat monitoring. This is compared to 4 out of 5 different types of Snapchat communications successfully captured by FlexiSPY. This included text chat logs, contact names, pictures and videos both sent and received.

Mobistealth only claims to monitor WhatsApp for iPhone, not Snapchat or any other IM apps. We cover how well Mobistealth captures WhatsApp in a separate review.

How does FlexiSPY capture Snapchat?

FlexiSPY accurately captured all Snapchat text, photos and videos sent between our target user and multiple contacts. Contact names were also captured. Snapchat only displays these communications temporarily to each contact, although FlexiSPY archived all of it. FlexiSPY provides a scrolling history of the communications between your target and all contacts, appearing on each side of the screen for easy readability.

FlexiSPY is currently the only cell phone monitoring software to record Snapchat logs; this makes FlexiSPY your only choice for monitoring “ephemeral” Snapchat text, photos and videos.

Only FlexiSPY monitors Snapchat logs. No other mobile monitoring software offers it – including Mobistealth.

FlexiSPY vs Mobistealth – Who Captures More Snapchat?

Mobistealth does not offer Snapchat monitoring in any way, so you cannot capture Snapchat logs with Mobistealth. If your target uses Snapchat you’ll need FlexiSPY to monitor it, as FlexiSPY is the only spyphone software that monitors Snapchat.

FlexiSPY doesn’t yet capture streaming video calls in Snapchat, but it does capture all Snapchat text messages, photos and videos sent and received, plus contact names. FlexiSPY is currently the only cell phone monitoring software to offer Snapchat logging. FlexiSPY sends Snapchat’s ephemeral or temporary text and media into your personal archive online, where you can always view it not only for 10 seconds but whenever you wish! The truth is in these captured records, and if something troubling is going on then you’ll have all the evidence you need.

FlexiSPY captures Snapchat and clearly identifies all contacts your target is communicating with and displays this information in an easy to follow manner (See Fig. 3). There’s clearly more to track and follow with FlexiSPY. If you need Snapchat monitoring, FlexiSPY is for you.

FlexiSPY also captures other popular IM services summarized in the table below and in the blog article here. These are compared in separate articles from this series.

Mobistealth only claims to monitor WhatsApp for iPhone, not Snapchat or any other IM apps. We cover how well Mobistealth captures WhatsApp in a separate review.

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