Do you feel a Snapchat friend is lying about their identity or location? Read ahead for a complete guide on how to get someone's IP from the social media account and much more.
Snapchat is a popular social media application for sharing photos and videos with friends, family, and colleagues. It is a great platform for connecting with other people and sharing content. But, this does have its downsides.
There are many people on Snapchat who use the app in order to harass others. They send hurtful messages and videos that can cause harm to the victim. Fortunately, there is a way of getting someone’s IP address from Snapchat. This can reveal their identity and location, making it easier to report them to the authorities.
Through Snap Map Tool
The Snap Map is a recent addition to Snapchat, and it allows you to see the exact location of anyone you’re friends with (and perhaps more); provided they have the feature enabled. This may have proven useful for a number of people, allowing them to keep track of friends and family members or letting them find fellow Snapchat users in their area.
Here is how to do this:
Step 1: Open the Snapchat app on your device and tap on the Snap Map option located at the top-left corner of the screen.
Step 2: On the next screen, click on [I accept] to allow Snapchat to access your location data.
Step 3: Now, you can see all the users who are nearby your location with a heat map icon. Tap on any user to see their Bitmoji (Snapchat avatar). The Bitmoji will appear with their username at the top of the screen. Remember you will only be seeing the Bitmoji for friends who have enabled their location-sharing feature only.
Step 4: Select the glass symbol in the top-left corner of the screen to search for a specific friend.
Step 5: Input the username for the Snapchat friend you wish to know their whereabouts.
Step 6: If the person has their location sharing enabled, you will be able to see their current location. This will appear alongside their weather, local time, and city name at the top of your screen.
Through an IP Logger
If you've ever sent a link to someone on Snapchat, you'll know that the links quickly become ineffective due to blocking. But what if you could send a URL-shortened link instead? That is where the IP logger comes in!
Anyone who clicks a link can have their IP address recorded by an IP logger. All you have to do is send the victim the link and ask them to click on it in order for the IP logger to capture their IP address.
The issue arises from the IP logger you use, as there are a plethora of them on the market. In this case, we'll be utilizing the Grabify URL Shortener and IP Logging Service.
This is one of the most effective tools for obtaining the IP addresses of Snapchat users and other Internet users.
Grabify is easy to use (as an IP logger), requires no registration, and is completely free to use. The following is a step-by-step tutorial on how to use Grabify to obtain Snapchat users' IP addresses.
Step 1: Given that you have spoken with the Snapchat user, you will need to find any content that may be of interest to this person. You must ensure that it is something your friend will be interested in viewing. Copy this content's URL because you'll be using it as bait on Grabify.
Step 2: Navigate to the Grabify homepage and look for the input field provided. Copy the URL of the content you copied in the previous step and paste it here.
Step 3: When you click the [Generate URL] button, a modified URL will be generated for you to use. This modified URL includes a tracking code that must be entered in order to gain the IPs taken from logins to the simplified Web address.
Step 4: Go to Snapchat and persuade your audience to click on the shortened URL. The user will be directed to the desired content as a result of this. The request, however, is routed through Grabify before reaching the content's URL, which records the IP address associated with the request. The request will then be forwarded to the actual URL, where the user will be able to view the content you want him to see.
Step 5: Return to the IP logger homepage and paste the tracking code into the textbox where you pasted the URL in the previous step.
Step 6: Instead of clicking the create URL toggle, tap the tracking code option to open IP addresses that have been registered as successful logins. In addition to the IP address, you can see the user's location, system software, user id, and any relevant details.
Through Command Prompt
This method works by pulling the IP address of someone who sends you a message on any social media account. It does not matter if the person is using Snapchat on Android, iPhone, iPad, or computer.
You will need to be using a Windows computer with administrative access and a little bit of knowledge about command prompt and IP addresses. You will also need some sort of communication tool that allows you to send messages to the person you want to locate.
To do this:
Step 1: You need to start a snap with the user you want to track. This should only be after you've stopped all background processes and applications on your windows computer.
Step 2: Open command prompt (on Windows, click start > run> cmd or tap on Win+R and type in [cmd] and press [Enter]).
Step 3: Type [nestat-an] and press enter.
Step 4: Take note of the person's IP address that you want to obtain.
Step 5: Scan the IP address to get the current location of the person whose IP address you have just obtained. You can scan the IP address using IP-adress to get all the details you need.
How to Avoid IP Tracking on Snapchat
Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms, but because it’s so popular, people are trying to figure out how to hack it. Your IP address is a big part of that puzzle. A VPN or proxy is the best way to protect yourself against this type of tracking. A proxy server hides your real IP address by redirecting all requests sent via the browser to another server.
A VPN service will first encrypt all of your traffic and then reroute it through a server in a different location before sending it on to its destination. This will make it much more difficult for anyone who is trying to track you down online because they won’t be able to get your real IP address.
This means all websites will see the IP address of the VPN server instead of your real IP address. It will also allow you to browse the web anonymously while keeping all of your data safe from hackers.
If you’re going to use Snapchat, you’ll need a VPN or proxy that can handle high speeds. If your proxy is too slow, it’s going to make using Snapchat very inconvenient. You may also need to be aware of the following Snapchat Privacy Settings:
- Ghost Mode: This disables location sharing completely. If you turn on Ghost Mode, your friends won't be able to see your location.
- My Friends: This setting shares your location only with friends who have added you as a friend on Snapchat.
- Select Friends: You can choose individual friends with whom to share your location. When you select this option, a list of friends will appear on your screen so that you can select who gets access to your location information.
Impersonating on Snapchat is simple, and effective. Most people use it all the time to seem like a different person. Whether it be for more credibility or not. Snapchat is king among most social media apps, but there are still some hidden tricks in it. Some of which have been shared in this article. You just need to be smart with your searches and trickery, or you could even get in trouble using these methods of getting someone's IP address.