Snapchat’s “My Eyes Only” feature allows users to hide photos and videos in a private, passcode-protected album within the Snapchat app. This keeps sensitive content extra secure and private. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to set up and use My Eyes Only on Snapchat.
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What is My Eyes Only on Snapchat?
My Eyes Only is a private, passcode-protected photo album vault within Snapchat’s Memories section. It provides an extra layer of security and privacy for your most sensitive Snaps that you want to keep hidden from others.
Snaps moved to My Eyes Only are encrypted and can only be viewed after entering your self-created passcode. Not even Snapchat can access or help recover snaps stored in My Eyes Only if you forget the passcode.
Benefits of Using My Eyes Only
- Extra privacy and security for sensitive snaps
- Passcode-protected album vault
- Encrypted snaps for added security
- Self-created passcode prevents unauthorized access
- Keeps snaps hidden from friends, family, partners
- Peace of mind knowing private snaps are secure
How to Set Up My Eyes Only on Snapchat
Setting up My Eyes Only is quick and easy:
- Open Snapchat and swipe up from the camera screen to access Memories
- Tap the “My Eyes Only” tab
- Tap “Quick Setup”
- Create a 4-digit passcode to access your private album vault
- Tap “Next” and read the information about recovering passcodes
- Start adding snaps you want to keep private
Once set up, you can access My Eyes Only by entering your passcode after swiping to the tab.
How to Add Photos to My Eyes Only
There are a few ways to add photos to your hidden My Eyes Only album:
From Camera Roll:
- Tap the Memories icon at the bottom of the camera screen
- Tap the “+” icon and select “Import Photos”
- Choose a photo to import and tap the arrow icon
- Press and hold the imported snap and select “My Eyes Only”
From Snapchat Memories:
- Open Memories and tap the snap you want to move
- Press and hold the snap to select it
- Tap “My Eyes Only” to move it
Directly from Camera:
- Take a snap as usual
- Swipe up to access Memories
- Press and hold the new snap
- Select “My Eyes Only”
How to View My Eyes Only Album
To view your private My Eyes Only album:
- Swipe up on the camera to open Memories
- Swipe left to the “My Eyes Only” tab
- Enter your 4-digit passcode
- Access and view your hidden snaps
You’ll need to enter your passcode each time you want to view your My Eyes Only album.
Tips for Using My Eyes Only Securely
- Create a unique passcode that only you know
- Never share your passcode with anyone
- Consider changing your passcode periodically
- Be careful about screenshots – anyone you share a My Eyes Only snap with can still screenshot it
- Delete sensitive snaps from Memories after adding them to My Eyes Only
My Eyes Only vs Blocking Users
My Eyes Only hides photos from everyone, even your friends on Snapchat. The Block feature prevents specific users from viewing your story or contacting you – it does not hide private snaps. Use both features for maximum privacy.
So in summary, My Eyes Only is a private, passcode-protected album vault within Snapchat that provides extra security and privacy for your most sensitive snaps. It’s easy to set up and gives users peace of mind knowing their private content cannot be accessed without their passcode.