The fact that Snapchat’s user-shared photographs and videos vanish after a few seconds is a big part of the app’s appeal. Your data will not be stored by the service.
Deactivating your Snapchat account is an option when you decide that erasing your content isn’t enough. Maybe stepping away from social media for a few weeks would help you refocus on other priorities. This tutorial will show you how to deactivate Snapchat and then delete it if you so choose.
How Do I Delete My Snapchat Account?
We may be able to assist you if you’re having trouble with Snapchat. Get in touch with us at support if something is wrong.
If you’ve made up your mind to cancel your account, you can do so by following the instructions below. We’ll miss having you around here.
Delete Your Account if You’re on iOS
- Tap the ⚙️ button on the Profile screen to open Settings
- Scroll down to “Account Actions”
- Tap “Delete Account”
- Follow the steps to delete your account
Delete Your Account if You’re on Android or On the Web…
- Go to the accounts portal and type in the username and password for the account you want to delete. (Keep this info handy in case you change your mind and want to reactivate your account.)
- Your account will be temporarily disabled for 30 days after you remove it. If you deactivate your Snapchat account, your friends won’t be able to message you or engage with you while it’s down.
- Within the next 30 days, your account will be wiped irretrievably. This will result in the complete removal of your information from our primary user database, including your username, password, friends, Snaps, Chats, Story, device data, and location history.
How to Download Your Snapchat Data
If you deactivate your Snapchat account, you won’t have access to your data again for 30 days unless you reactivate it. If there’s anything in your Snapchat archive that you’d like to keep, you might wish to save a copy before you delete your account.
Launch Snapchat by signing in with your account details. Your account may need you to input a code sent to your phone through text message if it employs two-factor authentication.
Select the “My Data” tab. Look for the button labeled “Submit Request” near the bottom of the page. The Snapchat data file can be downloaded after entering your confirmed email address. You must use the same email address you used when creating your account.
Also Read: How to Delete Photos from iCloud?
The file containing your information will be sent to you through email from Snapchat with a download link. The file may contain a variety of information, such as:
- User profile
- Snap history
- Chat history
- Search History