Social platforms can easily take over your life and you could be all too consumed with it. This has made many pull the plug on their online life and limit it to permissible limits by taking a break from it.This could mean deactivating or deleting afew accounts like Snapchat either temporarily or permanently.
Snapchat is one social media platform that is easy to get addicted to. Its flashy filters, Bitmoji’s Snap streaks are just a few things that can keep you completely engaged and make you forget about your daily and other important chores. But the app facilitates deleting the account temporarily and permanently even though it is not within the app. Let’s check out ways to delete the account to your satisfaction.
- 1 Steps to Take Before Deleting the Snapchat Account
- 2 Deactivate and Delete the Snapchat Account
Steps to Take Before Deleting the Snapchat Account
Before youstart the process of cutting ties with Snapchat; you must download the data that includes your account information, login history, profile data, search history, an overview of your friends, etc. The information might prove useful and vital for you in the future.
To download the data, you need to browse to the Snapchat site using any browser and log into your account using your username and password. Next, click on ‘My Data’ and then ‘Submit Request.’ You might need to wait for a couple of minutes after which Snapchat would give a link to you in your email to download the data. Open the link from your email and follow its instructions to place your request for data download.
The data would now be sent to your inbox. Unfortunately, this process often takes time and you must not start deleting your account until you get all the downloaded data in your inbox. If you initiate the deletion step early, you will not get the data and all would be lost. The deactivation/deletion process must only start after you receive the data in your inbox.
Deactivate and Delete the Snapchat Account
There are several ways to deactivate and delete your Snapchat account. We state the popular ways below.
Deletion through the direct URL on the official portal of Snapchat
In this method, you visit the official site of Snapchat on any browser. The link that you can use to visit is:
Next, log in to your account using your username and password. Snapchat might take the extra step of verification by asking you to type in the verification code sent on your mobile number or by the Captcha Verification method.
Once done, you will move to the next page where you need to put in your username and password again. After that, you need to click on ‘continue’ or ‘delete my account.’
This would deactivate your account and your friends will no longer be able to interact or share anything with you on Snapchat. This deactivated account remains temporarily deleted for 30-days.
If you log back into your account during the next 30-days after deletion; your account gets reactivated. But with no log-in for 30 days; the account gets permanently deleted after the waiting period.
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Steps to delete the account from Snapchat Homepage
In this method, we first visit the website, https://www.snapchat.com. We scroll to the bottom of this page and choose the option, ‘Support’ under ‘Community.’ It will take you to a new page.
There would be a menu of options on the left side of the page. Click on the option, ‘My Account & Security’ and then ‘Account Information.’
A new list would come up. Scroll down to the option, ‘Delete My Account.’
It would display few on-screen information. You must read it carefully to decide what to do next. There would be a highlighted text, ‘Accounts Portal’ there. It would take you to the same page where we started the deletion process in the previous method. The rest of the steps would remain the same as the first method.
Delete the Snapchat account on Android or iPhone
Earlier it was not possible to delete your Snapchat account from the app on your Android smartphone or the iPhone. But this has been made possible now. Let’s walk through the steps for deletion of the Snapchat account on your Smartphone of any OS.
First, double-click on your Snapchat app and log in to your account with your username and password. On the top-left corner, you would see an Avatar sign. Tap on it and then tap on the gear icon.
Now select ‘Help Center’ under the Support Menu. Tap on the option, ‘My Account and Security’ that selects Account Information. Next, scroll down and select the option, ‘Delete My Account.’
You would find the account’s portal link there which will take you to the account deletion page. The steps to delete the account would remain the same as the first method.
Permanent Deletion of the Snapchat Account
As already stated, all the three methods above would deactivate your account and delete it temporarily. You can reactivate your account anytime within the next thirty day.
But if you desist using it for the next thirty days; the account would get deleted permanently. Despite deletion, the Snapchat can retain few of your personal data due to legal, business and security reasons. Post deletion, you cannot recover the account. You would need to set up a fresh account if you wish to use Snapchat again.
We hope that now you can delete your Snapchat account from any device with our easy step-by-step guide. If you face any difficulty or inconvenience in following the guide or have any queries; please share with us in the comments section below! You can also share this post with your friends and families who too could do with this information. Till then, Enjoy!