Snapchat is one of the many social networking platforms out there but one thing that makes it unique is the fact that it’s a great app for photo sharing thanks to its numerous filters and so much more.
However, if you think it’s time to part ways with the social photo-sharing media platform, then here’s how to go about it.
One thing you need to know first is that the mobile application cannot be used for this process which is why you’d be needing to log into your account via the web.
From there, you can choose to either deactivate your account which ultimately means pausing or just outright delete the entire profile if you think you’ve got a better alternative or you just want to go solo and leave the crazy world of social media.
Snapchat’s website explains, “While your account is deactivated, your friends will not be able to contact or interact with you on Snapchat. After 30 days, your account will be permanently deleted. This means that your account, account settings, friends, Snaps, Chats, Story, device data, and location data in our main user database will be deleted.”
So within 30 days after pausing your account, you should be able to have taken your decision on whether you’re to let your account go or not.
But enough of the story already, below is a simple guide on how to delete your Snapchat account in just a few steps.
- 1. Go to Snapchat’s account portal (https://accounts.snapchat.com/accounts/delete_account).
First of all, head over to Snapchat.com on your desktop and then scroll to “Support“.
From there, go to “My Account & Security” and then click on “Account Information“. From there, just select “Delete An Account“.
- 2. Next, you’ll be required to enter your username and password in order to proceed with the process of deleting your Snapchat account.
- 3. Now, you’ll be required to submit an OTP that’s sent to your phone number – that is linked with your account. Click “Submit” after entering the code.
- 4. For safety and security purpose, you’re still going to be required to re-enter your username and password ocne again. Afterwards, click on “Continue” and just like Thanos snapping his finger, your account will be gone.
Even though your account has been snapped out of existence by the Thanos of Snapchat, if you want to reverse this because you changed your mind, you’ve got to take that decision within the 30-days grace period after which your account will not be restorable again.
Also, remember to keep your password even if you deactivate your account because it will be required when reactivating it (after changing your mind of course).