0 votes
by (114k points)

There are two things you can potentially delete on Snapchat:

1 Answer

0 votes
by (114k points)
Best answer

There are two things you can potentially delete on Snapchat:

  1. Snaps you've sent or received: Unfortunately, Snapchat servers are designed to automatically delete snaps that are viewed or unopened chats after a set time depending on the recipient's settings (set by the sender or recipient for disappearing chats). Once a snap disappears from the chat or after being viewed, there's no way to recover it.

  2. Your Snapchat account: If you want to delete your entire Snapchat account, that is possible but it's important to understand it's permanent. Here's how to delete your Snapchat account:

  • Through the Snapchat App (not recommended): Snapchat currently doesn't allow direct account deletion through the app.

  • Through a web browser:

    1. Go to the Snapchat account management page: (This link will take you to your Apple ID account management, not Snapchat. You'll need to use a different method for Snapchat).
    2. The correct way to delete your Snapchat account is through a web browser using this link:
    3. Log in to your Snapchat account on the website.
    4. Scroll down to the "Account Actions" section and select "Delete My Account".
    5. You'll be prompted to enter your password and a reason for deletion (optional).
    6. Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm your request.

Things to remember about deleting your Snapchat account:

  • Account deletion takes time: It can take several days or even weeks for Snapchat to complete the deletion process.
  • Data deletion: While Snapchat aims to remove your data, some residual information may remain due to legal or technical reasons.
  • Services affected: Deleting your account disables all associated services like chats, stories, saved snaps, and data.

If you're unsure about permanent deletion, consider deactivating your account instead. Deactivation hides your profile and disables services temporarily. You can reactivate it later if you wish. However, deactivation is not available through the app either and requires using the Snapchat website.

Welcome to How, where you can ask questions and receive answers from other members of the community.