How to Turn On Post Notifications in Snapchat Application

Snapchat is a popular social media app that allows users to share photos, videos, and messages that disappear after being viewed. One useful feature of Snapchat is post notifications, which alert you when your friends post new stories or send you snaps. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to turn on post notifications in the Snapchat app.

Enable Notifications in Snapchat App Settings

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your device
  2. Tap on your profile icon in the top left corner
  3. Tap on the settings gear icon in the top right corner
  4. Scroll down and tap on “Notifications”
  5. Toggle “Enable Notifications” on
  6. Customize notification settings for different notification types like stories, messages, group chats, etc.

Enabling notifications in the Snapchat settings allows you to receive alerts for new snaps, stories, messages, and other activity. You can customize notifications to only receive alerts for certain things.

Manage Individual Story Notifications

You can also control story notifications for each of your friends individually:

  1. Swipe right to open the Chat screen
  2. Long press on a friend’s name
  3. Tap “Story Settings”
  4. Toggle story notifications on or off for that friend

This lets you turn off story notifications from friends who post very frequently if their stories clutter your notification shade. You can always check their stories manually by going to their profile.

Allow Notifications in Device Settings

In addition to enabling notifications in the Snapchat app, you also need to allow Snapchat notifications in your device’s system settings:

On iPhone/iPad:

  1. Open Settings app
  2. Tap on Notifications
  3. Scroll down and tap on Snapchat
  4. Toggle “Allow Notifications” on

On Android:

  1. Open Settings app
  2. Tap on Apps or Application Manager
  3. Tap on Snapchat
  4. Toggle notifications on

Allowing notifications for Snapchat in your device settings ensures you will receive them even when the app is closed. You can also customize the appearance of Snapchat notifications here.

Set Up Alerts for Friends’ Stories

If you only want notifications when certain friends post stories, you can set up alerts:

  1. Open friends list in Snapchat
  2. Tap on the friend you want to set alerts for
  3. Tap the bell icon next to their name
  4. Select “View Story” to be notified whenever they post a story

This will send you a notification every time that friend posts a new story. The alert will take you directly to their story when tapped.


Enabling post notifications for Snapchat can help you stay on top of the latest snaps and stories from your friends. Customize notification settings to cut down on unnecessary alerts. Set up notifications for individual friends if you only want alerts about their activity. Allowing Snapchat notifications in your device settings ensures you won’t miss them.

I hope this comprehensive guide was helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions.