SnapchatKit 0.6.1

SnapchatKit 0.6.1

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Feb 2016

Maintained by Tanner Bennett.

Quick FAQ

How do I get login and stuff working?

SnapchatKit relies on Liam Cottle's private API to sign in and make any request, due to how the iOS API works and the limits of our knowledge of its implementation. His API is now public again. Head over to the Casper developer page to get started. Disclaimer: it is not cheap. If you don't know what you're doing or if you're not super serious about using this kit, you should just leave now.

What is Login.h / why is it missing?

It's just a file I keep my credentials in on my computer. You can safely remove any references to it, and any mysterious constants like kUsername or kAuthToken which are defined in Login.h.


Documentation for SnapchatKit is on Cocoadocs. To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.


Add SnapchatKit to your podfile:

pod 'SnapchatKit'

Or add the source files in /Pods to your project, as well as SSZipArchive. SnapchatKit does depend on SSZipArchive, but its Cocoapod version is a version behind it's actual version, which SnapchatKit uses. I have included the required source files in the meantime.


SnapchatKit revolves around the SKClient class as a singleton. An instance of SKClient manages a Snapchat account. Here, we sign in and get a list of unread snaps and chats:

[SKClient sharedClient].casperAPIKey = @"your_api_key";
[SKClient sharedClient].casperAPISecret = @"your_api_secret";
[SKClient sharedClient].casperUserAgent = @"not_required_but_please_use_one";
[[SKClient sharedClient] signInWithUsername:@"donald-trump" password:@"for_president"
                                 completion:^(NSDictionary *json, NSError *error) {
    NSArray *unread = [SKClient sharedClient].currentSession.unread;
    NSLog(@"%@", unread);

Gmail information is necessary to trick Snapchat into thinking we're using the first-party Android client. SnapchatKit now poses as the iOS client instead of the Android one; Google credentials not required.


  • TLS chat support
  • Tests

Third party resources

Special thanks to

  • Everyone who built and maintains the PHP implementation.
  • Liam Cottle, for sharing some code used in his app, Casper.
  • Steve, who also worked on the PHP implementation.
  • Harry "The Man" Gulliford.
  • Sam Symons, author of RedditKit.
  • Those unmentioned, you know who you are. Thank you.


ThePantsThief, [email protected], /u/ThePantsThief


SnapchatKit is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.


I'm fairly certain it's 100% legal to use a "private" REST API, and that there are no laws explicitly prohibiting the use of "private" REST APIs. However, this does not mean that the makers of these private APIs can't try to sue you under something overly-broad, such as the CFAA. I don't think Snapchat will, personally; in my experience they've only gone after developers for copyright disputes.

Disclaimer: The name "Snapchat" is a copyright of Snapchat™, Inc. This project is in no way affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by Snapchat™, Inc. I, the project owner and creator, am not responsible for any legalities that may arise in the use of this project. Use at your own risk.