Whether for security reasons or just because enough is enough, you’ve decided to delete Snapchat. Do you feel like your virtual life is out of control and zapping away all your time without adding any real value to it? It happens to the best of us, so don’t worry.
In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the 2 easy steps required to delete Snapchat from your device.
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Procedure on How to Delete Snapchat on the Web or Android
Your account, account settings, friends, Snaps, Chats, Story, device data, and location data in Snapchat’s user database will be deleted after 60 days from initiating the account deletion process.
This starts as a mandatory 30-day deactivation, where your friends cannot contact or interact with you on Snapchat. You can reverse this process by logging into your account within the first 30 days.
Further Reading: How Do I Delete My Snapchat Account on Snapchat Support
Total Time: 3 minutes
Step 1 – Visit the Accounts Portal
Go to the accounts portal.
Step 2 – Enter Username and Password
Enter the username and password for the account you want to delete and Click Continue. If you have login verification enabled, you will be sent a code to your mobile device.
Alternative Steps – Delete Account from iOS
1. Tap the Settings (circular button) on the Profile screen.
2. Scroll down to Account Actions.
3. Tap Delete Account.
4. Follow the steps to delete your account.
How Long Until Snapchat Deletes Your Data?
Snapchat holds your data for 60 days from when you start the account deletion process. After your data is deleted, your account, account settings, friends, Snaps, Chats, Story, device data, and location data in their user database will be gone.
To start the account deletion process, you will be entered into a forced deactivation period for 30 days. While your account is deactivated, your friends cannot contact or interact with you on Snapchat. However, you can reactivate your account within those 30 days by logging into your account again.
After 30 days, the account will no longer be recoverable and will enter the deletion process on their side for the next 30 days. Some personal data may be retained for certain legal, security, and business needs. For example, they’ll retain information about your purchases through Snapchat.
How to Delete Snapchat Conclusion
Snapchat is a popular ephemeral messaging app that keeps conversations alive in a limited timeframe. But what happens when you’re done with Snapchat and want to delete your account?
As you’ve seen in this post, it’s quite easy to remove yourself from the platform, whether it’s because of security concerns or you simply need a change.