The fact that Snapchat’s shared photographs and videos vanish after a few seconds is a big reason for the app’s success. No backups of your data are stored by the service.
Disabling your Snapchat account is an option when you decide that erasing your content isn’t enough. You might benefit from stepping away from social media for a while (say, two weeks) in order to give your attention to other matters. This tutorial will show you how to deactivate Snapchat and then delete it if you so choose.
How To Permanently Remove Your Account from Snapchat
The only way to permanently remove your Snapchat account is to wait 30 days after it has been deactivated. There used to be workarounds for this, but now all you have to do to prevent Snapchat from erasing your data is to not use the app for 30 days.
You also can’t permanently delete your account from within the Snapchat app. You will need to use the portal that is built into your browser instead. How an app gets deleted varies slightly depending on whether it was installed on an Android device or an iOS device. But in either case, it’s quick and simple. We’re going to show you how to do it step by step.
Steps to Permanently Remove Snapchat from Your Mobile Device or Computer
It’s recommended to delete your Snapchat account from a laptop or other personal computer’s web browser, regardless of what device you primarily use the app on. In reality, the Android app does not allow you to permanently deactivate your account. Remember that Snapchat might require a second verification step before allowing access.
You Should Proceed as Follows:
- Type accounts.snapchat.com into your browser’s address bar.
- To continue, please sign in with your own account.
- Locate the “Delete My Account” link toward the bottom of the “Manage My Account” page.
- “Delete My Account” is highlighted in the “Manage My Account” menu of Snapchat.
- Snapchat can be deleted forever by selecting “Delete My Account.”
- Snap’s desktop “Delete Account” page
- Just confirm your identity with your username and password, then press the button labeled “Continue.”
- Deactivation has begun and will last for 30 days. Don’t go back into your account and try to change anything. Your account will be deactivated permanently in a little over four weeks.
Getting Rid of Snapchat on iOs
Snapchat can be removed permanently from an iOS device right from the app itself. The procedure entails the following steps:
- Retrieve the program from your phone’s storage. Navigate to “Preferences.”
- Find the “I Need Help” link under the “Support” heading.
- A screenshot of Snapchat’s settings with the “I Need Help” option highlighted.
- Type “Delete” into the “What can we help you with?” box.
- The “Delete” option is highlighted in the search bar on Snapchat’s help page.
- To permanently close your account, go to your profile and click “Log in.”
- Get in touch with your account’s administrator by entering your login information on the “Delete Account” page.
- A screenshot of Snapchat’s “Delete Account” page for mobile devices
- Choose to carry on by clicking the “Continue” button.
- The initial waiting period of 30 days has begun. Snapchat accounts that haven’t been accessed for 30 days are deleted without warning.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Deactivating Snapchat
Not everyone is eager to completely eliminate their online presence. For however long you like, and at any time, you can deactivate your account on some social media sites. That way, you won’t feel obligated to stay glued to your apps if you don’t want to. In practice, this is not a choice for Snapchatters. While you have the option to deactivate your Snapchat account at any time, doing so more than once within a 30-day period will result in the account being deleted.
Simply following the instructions above will result in the deletion of your account. If you deactivate your Snapchat account, neither you nor your friends will be able to see each other’s profiles or send you any snaps during that time. However, if you don’t sign in again before the 30 days are up, your account will be deleted.
To Bring Back Your Snapchat Account to Life
Deactivated accounts can be restored simply by logging back into Snapchat before the deactivation period ends. Make use of your login info in order to accomplish this. In order to reactivate your account, you will need more than just your email address.
Once you log back in, you’ll have instant access to your previous purchases, contacts, and memories. It may take up to 24 hours for Snapchat to reactivate your account. After 30 days, we will permanently delete your account without any access to your previous data. You’ll need to create a new Snapchat account, and your old handle might be taken.