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Block Snapchat Spotlight?

clarkwgriswold
On our wavelength

Hi,

My young son has snapchat on his phone to keep in touch with his friends, but yesterday he asked me how to turn off Spotlight as it's very distracting. Spotlight is a tiktok/reels-like infinite video feed that was added to Snapchat.

There isn't anyway to turn this feature off in the app so I wonder if it's possible to block the spotlight address/domain at my virgin router instead. I've done a bit of digging and found the following:

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks.

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clarkwgriswold
On our wavelength

I fixed it by blocking the domains in this reddit post in pihole running on a raspberry pi

https://www.reddit.com/r/pihole/comments/nn62oz/does_anyone_have_a_working_blocklist_for_snapchat/ 

See where this Helpful Answer was posted

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Cardiffman282
Super solver

I found this:

Step 1: Open Snapchat. Tap the bitmoji icon in the top left corner of your personal page.

 

Step 2: Tap the gear button to get to the settings menu.

 

Step 3: Tap “Manage” in the screen of settings.

 

Step 4: Next, tap the “Privacy” option, find the “Spotlight” option, and turn it  off. 

I'm not a Very Insightful Person (just a little bit, sometimes). I don't work for Virgin Media (but then nor do any of the offshore customer service agents).

Thanks for the reply, but "Step 3: Tap “Manage” in the screen of settings." doesn't make any sense, can you elaborate please?

 

I agree with you (copied and pasted).

This is the closest I can see to what you want to do in the official help Faqs https://help.snapchat.com/hc/en-us/articles/13904198624276-How-do-I-restrict-content-for-my-teen-in-...

I'm not a Very Insightful Person (just a little bit, sometimes). I don't work for Virgin Media (but then nor do any of the offshore customer service agents).

clarkwgriswold
On our wavelength

Yeah that doesn't help either thanks anyway

clarkwgriswold
On our wavelength

I fixed it by blocking the domains in this reddit post in pihole running on a raspberry pi

https://www.reddit.com/r/pihole/comments/nn62oz/does_anyone_have_a_working_blocklist_for_snapchat/