With more than 360 million users at the start of 2023, Snapchat has strongly appealed to the young population eager to share ephemeral photos or videos. However, the desire could take you sooner or later to desert this application. Here we explain the procedure to you.
Snapchat has become famous with its photos that disappear after a few seconds and various “fun” options. However, we can come to get tired of these social interactions, and you might feel like, to avoid any temptation, to delete your Snapchat account once and for all. How exactly?
Delete your Snapchat account in several steps
In the Snapchat app, locate your avatar on the left side at the top of the screen. Open it. Your image appears in large format. Locate the Settings icon on the right and open it.
Scroll down the Settings page until you find the Account Actions section. The “Delete Account” option is at the bottom of this section. Select it. In order to verify that you did not choose this option by mistake, Snapchat asks you to re-enter your username and password
Snapchat displays a screen aimed at making you reconsider your desire to quit the app. Once again, the application asks to enter your username and password and thus confirms your desire to delete your account.
Snapchat tells you in passing that if you have asked to recover your data stored on their servers by e-mail, it is better to wait until you have recovered said data before deleting your account.
Once the deletion is confirmed, you will get a message indicating that your account is deactivated. Disabled does not mean deleted. Your Snapchat “friends” will no longer be able to contact you. But you still have the possibility to reactivate your account within 30 days.
You will now see a yellow screen allowing you to reconnect. You must choose “Delete account” to confirm the effective deletion. Again, Snapchat offers you a final confirmation screen. Choose Yes.
Note that if you tried to reconnect before 30 days, it would still be possible to reactivate your account!
Know that if you have sent messages via Snapchat to other users, these messages will remain accessible to those people even after your account is deleted.