Snapchat is a social media platform that allows users to send and receive ephemeral messages, known as “snaps.” When a snap is received, it can be opened and viewed by the recipient, but it will only be available for a certain amount of time before it disappears. However, there are certain circumstances in which a snap may open on its own, even if the user does not intentionally open it.
One reason Snapchat may open a snap on its own is due to the user’s phone settings. Some phone settings, such as “raise to wake” or “peek and pop,” can cause the phone to wake up and open a snap when the phone is picked up or tapped. This can cause Snapchat to open a snap even if the user did not intentionally open it.
Another reason Snapchat may open a snap on its own is due to the app’s notification settings. If the user has notifications turned on for Snapchat, they may receive a notification when a new snap is received. If the user taps on the notification, it may open the Snapchat app and the snap.
In addition, Snapchat may open a snap on its own if the user has the “auto-advance” feature turned on. This feature allows Snapchat to automatically advance to the next snap in a user’s feed after a snap has been viewed. If the user has auto-advance turned on, it may cause Snapchat to open a snap on its own.
To prevent Snapchat from opening snaps on its own, the user can adjust their phone settings and notification settings in the Snapchat app. It is also recommended to turn off the auto-advance feature if the user does not want Snapchat to automatically open the next snap in their feed.