Are Snapchat calls showing up on your phone bill?

Since 2014, Snapchat users can use video calls. Snapchat wanted to be the go-to app for video chatting, so they went out of their way to add various features that would make it fun. Judging from the fact that millions of users love this feature and use it daily, it’s safe to say that it was a good idea to introduce it.

As popular as it may be, there are still some things about Snapchat video calling that confuse people. Here we’ll cover some of the top questions users have, starting with how Snapchat appears on your phone bill.

Will your itemized phone bill show Snapchat calls?

Since you need an internet connection to use Snapchat, there are two scenarios here: Wi-Fi and mobile data. If you’re using Wi-Fi, none of your Snapchat activity information will appear on your phone bill. This is true for all social media platforms, as well as all other apps that don’t use your phone number.

When it comes to mobile data usage, the only thing you’ll see on your phone bill is how much data Snapchat uses. There is no information related to what you do on Snapchat, just the amount of data used.

This answers the other common question of whether your phone bill will contain the information of those you communicate with on Snapchat. Do you have to worry about your parents, or worse, your loved one, scrolling through the phone bill to find out what you did on Snapchat?

The answer is “no” since all information is based on usernames and not phone numbers. Even apps that use your phone number, such as WhatsApp, won’t show up on your phone bill, just your phone’s previous call list.

“Watch” vs. “Join”

As mentioned, Snapchat wanted to make sure its video chat feature is unique. One of the things that sets Snapchat apart from the crowd is the different ways to answer a call.

When someone calls you and you go Join, you will start a regular two-way conversation. However, there are two other options. If you go to Watch, you’ll be able to see the person you’re talking to, but they won’t see you. You can also do this by tapping the green camera icon.snapchat join watch

When you want to end the call, just tap the same camera icon you use to make calls. Keep in mind, however, that the call won’t end until you both hang up.

Tips for getting the most out of Snapchat calls

There are all sorts of micro features that make Snapchat calls easy and fun. Here are a few:

  1. Double-tap to switch cameras – When you’re in a video call, you can switch between the rear and front camera just by tapping anywhere on the screen.
  2. Add stickers – Snapchat allows you to add stickers that all video chat participants can see. Just open the Smiley and browse the hundreds of stickers you can add and move around the screen.
  3. Send video messages – If you want to video chat with someone but they are not online, you can leave them a video message which they will see in your chat. You can record a message up to 10 seconds long by long pressing the camera button.
  4. Chat during voice calls – When you’re in a voice call on Snapchat, you can still send messages to the person you’re talking to. This means you can share stickers, photos, and videos while on a call.


Talk without worries

If you’re worried that someone might see who you’re talking to on Snapchat in your phone bill, you can rest easy. The only thing your phone logs is how much data Snapchat uses and that usually only shows up on your phone and not on your phone bill.

As you can see, Snapchat comes with all sorts of voice and video calling options that make it easy to use these features. Moreover, you can have fun while talking by sharing Emoji, photos or videos.

It’s a good idea to keep Snapchat up to date if you want to get the most out of your calls. Snapchat regularly adds new features that add to the overall experience.

What do you think of Snapchat’s voice and video calls? Share your opinion in the comments below.