How to Use Snapchat My Eyes Only Feature

As the name suggests, the My Eyes Only feature keeps your privacy intact in the Snapchat app. The photos available in your Memories repository has this feature available. You can protect your photos from publicly available and from your contacts also. They are just for you, visible to only you.

Snapchat is becoming popular for photographers and for the users who enjoy sharing photos. Snapchat users enjoy applying the filters while clicking pictures from the app. The app offers  that are out-of-the box and sets it apart from Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp. All these apps allow you to click snap, but not the same as Snapchat. 

Snapchat My Eyes Only feature – How it works?

In this section, we will see:

  • How to move the snap(s) to My Eyes Only.
  • How to view the snaps located under My Eyes Only.
  • How to change passcode to view the My Eyes Only snap(s).
  • How to retrieve passcode if you have forgotten the passcode of the My Eyes Only tab

How to move the snap(s) to My Eyes Only

  1. Open the app. As usual, the camera is initiated.
Open App
  1. You can see the smiley icon on the right side of the white circle. 
  2. Tap the smiley icon to view different effects called lens.
  3. Apply lens before capturing the snap.
  4. Tap inside the white circle to capture the snap.
  5. Choose Save available on the bottom left corner.
  6. The snap is captured. You can decorate the snap as shown in the screen below.
SnapChat
  1. You can decorate it by:
    • Writing text (T icon from the top right corner)
    • Changing colour of the text
    • Choosing the pre-defined template available 
    • Using scissor icon to draw object with your finger
    • Inserting link using the pin icon
  2. Tap the save again with the decoration available on the app.
Capture
  1. You will see the Saved callout message above the icon.
  2. Tap back button. You will be redirected to the camera on mode.
Saved
  1. Tap the icon on the left from the white empty circle on your camera.
  2. You will see the snaps under the Snaps tab as below.
Snaps
  1. Long press to select the snap. The Select All option gets activated upon selecting a snap.
Select snaps
  1. You can select the snaps you wish to move to the My Eyes Only tab.
  2. Tap the Hide icon from the bottom bar icons (The third option from left).
  3. You will see the message below.
Move snaps
  1. Tap Move. The snap will be moved from the Snaps tab to the My Eyes Only tab.

How to view the snaps located under My Eyes Only

  1. Open the app. The camera capture screen is initiated.
  2. Tap the icon (Memories) on the left from the white empty circle on your camera.
  3. Tap the My Eyes Only tab. You will see below.
Set Password
  1. Enter the passcode to view the snap(s). It is that easy to view your private snaps.

How to change passcode to view the My Eyes Only snap(s)

  1. When you tap the My Eyes Only tab, a passcode pattern screen appears.
My eyes
  1. Tap the Options text located at the bottom right corner.
  2. You will see the pop up as shown below.
Change Passcode
  1. Choose the first option, Change Passcode.
  2. Enter the existing passcode pattern.
entercurrentpass
  1. Once entered, you will see the confirm passcode screen.
Confirm Passcode
  1. Enter the same passcode. You will be redirected to the next screen as below.
Passcode
  1. Tap on the dot located prior to the text “I understand…..My Eyes Only”.
text color change
  1. The text color changes from Gray to Red and the Continue button is activated.
  2. Tap CONTINUE.
  3.  The success message is shown as below.
pass success
  1. Tap FINISH. There you go!

How to retrieve passcode if you have forgotten the passcode of the My Eyes Only tab

  1. From the passcode screen, you need to choose Options located at the bottom right corner.
options
  1. Choose Forgot Passcode. You will see below.
enterapp pass
  1. Give the password of your Snapchat app.
  2. Choose NEXT. You will see the screen as shown below.
create pass
  1. Give the passcode. You will see the confirm screen.
confirm passcode
  1. Give the same passcode again. You will see the passcode on the next screen. 
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  1. Tap the dot prior to the text in Gray.
text color change
  1. Choose CONTINUE. You will see the screen below.
setup complete
  1. Choose FINISH. Makes your life easier. Now, don’t forget the password to view your favorite snap(s).

Keep your snaps passcode protected

We have seen how to keep your best pics with yourself only. To keep your snaps in your private repository, you use My Eyes Only feature. This is how Snapchat helps not only to click the snaps with decorations, filters, lenses but also keeps your privacy with full encryption. The only difference between the Snaps feature and the My Eyes Only feature is the privacy that you keep for your snaps. Hide your snaps from the public and access them only with your key. And, the key is your passcode. It is very important to remember your passcode to view your snaps from the My Eyes Only tab.

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